James Homer Cato, 83, passed from this life on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Boulevard, with Dean Whaley officiating. A private burial will take place later in Slaton, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.
Homer was born on February 15, 1938, in Post, Texas, to William F. and Catherine Cato. Following graduation from Post High School in 1956, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After completing his service and returning back home to Post, Homer met and later married Linda Kuykendoll in June of 1961. She was the love of his life, and they were married for 53 years. He started a career in the automotive industry and lived in several locations before eventually moving his family to Amarillo in 1980 to become the office manager and bookkeeper for Plains Chevrolet. After retiring from Plains Chevrolet, he enjoyed traveling with Linda and their friends, playing dominos, doing home improvement projects, piddling in the garage, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ until the later stages of his 15-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Friends and family will miss his quick wit and dry sense of humor.
Homer was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Cato, in October of 2014.
Survivors include daughter Julie Davis and husband Danny of Amarillo; son Eric Cato and his wife Alisha of Amarillo; grandchildren Jonica Hunter, Brooke Finney, Vance Cato, and Taylor Cato; great-grandchildren Kaleb Gunn, Kinleigh Gunn, and Harper Finney.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to a charity of your choosing.
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