Phil DeAnguera Cate Jr., 62, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 17, 2014, as the result of a heart attack in Springfield, Ill., while assigned as quality manager on a construction project for URS Corporation.
He was born June 12, 1951, in Cleveland, the son of Phil DeAnguera and Helen Fitzgerald Cate.
He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and Cleveland State Community College. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving as a military police officer in Korea. He was a 40-year member of The American Legion Post 81 in Cleveland, and was also a member of The American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City, Mo. He worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation for several years early in his career and then URS Corporation for 35 years.
He was a loving and devoted brother, brother-in-law and uncle, good friend to many across the country, a faithful University of Tennessee Volunteers fan, avid fisherman and a huge NASCAR fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Patrick Thomas Cate; and one sister, Pauline Cate.
He is survived by one brother, Mike (wife, Mary Lou) Cate of Lone Tree, Colo.; two beloved nephews: Michael Jason (wife, Tammy) Cate and Tanner Barrett (wife, Rebecca) Cate; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; and lifelong friend, Tommy Kimsey.
Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project in the name of Phil D. Cate, woundedwarriorproject .org.
A memorial service at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland will be arranged at a future date.
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