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Estill Cates, Jr.

February 10, 1933 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 86)


The Lord called Estill Cates, Jr. home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the age of 86 years old.   Estill was born in Bridgeport, AL to his parents, the late Roy Estill Cates and Maggie Walker Cates.   He had made his career by serving in the United State Navy for 20 years.  After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Estill went to work for Beaulieu in Bridgeport, AL for ten years before he made his final retirement.


Estill was of the Baptist faith and served God in numerous ways by the love of his family, friends and his country.    His hobbies included watching western movies and Alabama Football.


Estill was also preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Faye Cates; daughter, Lisa Renee Carroll; brothers, L.D. Cates, James Merrill Cates, and Harold Cates; sisters, Martha Jean Kluttz, Ruth Dixon, and Darlene Cates and grandson, Justin Hallman.


Those left to cherish his memories are his stepson, Jeff Kirk; sister, Kay Ford (Roger); special niece Maggie Avans (Herman); grandchildren, Jessie Walters and John Hallman along with several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


The family will have a graveside service at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN at a later date.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.  Website


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