Arzie Dale Cato, son of the late Dolph Franklin and Gladys Deckard Cato, was born in Zalma on December 24, 1924, and died at his home near Puxico on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the age of 83.
Mr. Cato had lived in Puxico area all of his life. He was a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Kinder, where he served as deacon and had worked until his retirement from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
He was united in marriage to Mary Esarey in Kinder on December 27, 1947.
Survivors include his wife Mary Cato of Puxico; one son, Curtis Dale Cato of Sikeston; one daughter, Edith Seabaugh of Advance; two brothers, Earl Cato of Radcliff, Ky. and Sandford Cato of Dexter; two sisters, Wanda Brinker of Fayette, Ala. and Shirley Peek of Owensville; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cato was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Green; two brothers, Cleo Cato and James Cato who died in infancy.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with the Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico officiating.
Interment will be in the Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery in Advance with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.