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Benjamin Gordon Cathey, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin Gordon Cathey, Jr., 67 of Quitman, TX are scheduled for 2 P.M. Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Yeager and Norman Hicks officiating. Burial will follow at Quitman City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Ben was born at a very young age on November 16, 1951 in Kingsport, TN to Benjamin Gordon, Sr. and Mary (Hunter) Cathey and died November 30, 2018 in Tyler. After graduating from QHS Ben went on to attain a degree in HVAC repair which he utilized to build Cathey Air Conditioning. He was a devoted Christian and an integral part of Quitman. Ben selflessly served his community by holding many positions including: President of the Quitman Chamber of Commerce, President of the Quitman Youth Foundation, President of the Quitman City Cemetery Association, Honorary Santa many years for the Quitman Fire Department, secretary for the Wood County Farm Bureau and was honored Quitman Citizen of the Year for 2000.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Shelly Cathey, Quitman; son Bryce Cathey, Quitman; daughter Mary Larkin Cathey, Austin; and brother John Robert Cathey, Dallas as well as many other close relatives and friends alike.

Serving as pallbearers are George Cathey, Bryan Milner, Tommy Burkett, Jason Cathey, Daniel Cathey and John Robert Cathey.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or local charity of your choosing.

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We are saddened to hear of his passing. He did so much for our community. We will all miss him.

Ed & Hilary Henk Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

Praying that God will fill you with much joy that you had to spend the time with your loved one and peace knowing that he is in a wonderful place to live. Our prayers to all the Cathey family.

Doug & Glenda Haygood Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

My dad, Jimmy Canaday, thought a lot of Ben! He was a great man and we are very sorry for this great loss for the family!

Justin & D'Anne Canaday, Doris Canaday Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

Ben was a great person. A very good family man which is hard to come by in this generation coming up. I want to thank him and his family for the things he did for me. Shelly,Bryce and Mary Larkin may you find peace in the days to come. God bless you all. My prayers are with you.

Susan Attaway Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Ben Cathey! Thank you for the years you played Santa for the Quitman fire department! There are many memories of you and my sweet girl! The picture I chose was her first Christmas! Prayers for the whole family as well! 🙏🏻

Zachary and Antonia Dulude and kids! Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

Ben was larger than life. He was a kind and gentle soul and a pillar of our community! We are praying for the family.

Todd and Paula Shackelford Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

Ben was a great man, full of funny stories and jokes. He was a dedicated man to his family, the air conditioning business he built in Quitman, and his community. All of us at Carrier Enterprise Tyler location will miss his friendliness and daily visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cathey family and his community.

Jim Logan Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to Ben's family and friends.

Sarah Jane Brown Chambers Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

Ben was such a good man..Always had a smile and a friendly hello whenever you saw him. He will surely be missed. Prayers and condolences to his family.

Bill Reed Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

Ben was such a sweet and wonderful man who loved Jesus with all his heart. What a witness he was. We are going to miss him so much. Our prayers are with the family in this time of loss.

Preston and Debra Bayne Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

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