Dan Bradley Cates Obituary

March 15, 1935 ~ April 21, 2023

88 Years Old


A funeral service for Dan Bradley Cates, 88, of Alto, Texas will be Thursday April 27th, 2023 at 2pm at the Cold Springs Methodist Church near Alto. Officiated by Rev. Tim Ross. An informal viewing time is scheduled at the O.T. Allen & Son funeral home Wednesday April 26th from 9am to 5pm. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Old Palestine Cemetery.

Dan Bradley Cates was born March 15th, 1935 in Alto, Tx to John Early and Mary Vera Dominy Cates. He graduated from Alto and served in the US Army as a Quartermaster in Korea and Japan. He attended SFA and received a Bachelors in Forestry. He moved to Florida and Arkansas, later returning to Alto in 1980. He worked for the US Forestry Service in Crockett, Tx. He retired to farming after 35 years of service. He also attended the Cold Springs Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife Vivian Cates of Alto, Tx; sons and daughters-in-law Daniel and Heather Cates of Santa Fe, Tx and David and Leigh Ann Cates of Santa Fe, Tx; sister Claire Belle Cates George; and grandson Luke Cates

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