DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Harry Douglas Cates
Harry Douglas Cates, 78, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2021 at his home. He was born in Orange County, NC, son of the late Marion Rosevelt and Nellie Mae Merritt Cates and was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Cates. Harry served his country proudly for over twenty years in the US Army retiring as a First Sgt. He was a combat engineer and served at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Ft. Belvoir, VA, Korea, and completed three tours in Vietnam. Harry attended First Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain, NC. He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time outdoors. Harry was always generous with his time and talents. He had a soft spot for older people and helping with anything they needed. He was a wonderful, loving husband who supported Jerrie in every one of her endeavors. His love and companionship will be missed greatly. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gaston Palliative Services and Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Harry.
SURVIVORS: Wife of forty-nine years: Jerrie Randall Cates, of the home
Sisters: Jean Cates Coleman, and Hilda Holloway and husband, Sterling
Fur Babies: Tiger and Shirley
FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Reverend Don Williams officiating
VISITATION: Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harry's honor can be made to St. Jude at www.stjude.org
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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