Dan Alan Cates, 79, of Kansas City, Mo., died, Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Garden Valley Healthcare Center and Nursing Home in Kansas City, Mo.
Dan was born August 30, 1939 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Joseph C. and Lula Rachel (Boydston) Cates. He married Delores Gay Taylor on January 25, 1958.
Dan was diesel mechanic for over 30 years and retired from Midwest Kenworth in Kansas City. Dan was a huge Missouri Tiger fan.
In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Delores G. Cates (Taylor); four brothers, Robert Cates, Lloyd Cates, Carl Cates and Kenneth Cates; and three sisters, Josephine Cates, Ruby Lana and Icel Skaggs (Isenhour).
Survivors include one brother, Gene Cates; one daughter and three sons, Doris E. Farage (Cates), Donald W. Cates, Eddie L. Cates and Jody A. Cates-Collins; six grandsons, Chet, Chris, Stephen, Daniel and Nathan Farage, and Tyler Cates; and several great-grandchildren, all of the Kansas City area.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Mo., with the funeral immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Our Sincere Condolences
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
My sincere condolences to the entire family during this time of loss.
My deepest condolences to you, Jody, and your family. Prayers for comfort.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jody, I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jody, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jody: My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad.
Eddie and Jody,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your family during this difficult time.
Vern, Tammy and Danielle Dunkin
Jody, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family for strength, understanding and healing.
Jody & Family, so sorry for your loss. My husband knew your dad when he worked on his truck at Kenworth.
Doris, Donnie, Eddie & Jody, we are so sorry about the loss of your dad. We were your neighbors since 1968 and enjoyed the friendship of Dan and Delores and watching you grow through the years. Your parents were so proud of their children and grandchildren and you brought them much joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know the sadness of having lost both parents.
Don & Edie