Graveside services for Mr. John Thomas Cathey, Jr., age 91 of Manchester will be conducted Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Lynch Cemetery in the 16th Model community.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Cathey passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN.
He was born December 24, 1922 in the 16th model community of Coffee County, the son of the late John Thomas Cathey, Sr., and Doshie Harper Cathey.
In earlier years, he was employed with Wolverine Tube in Detroit, Michigan. In the 1970’s Mr. Cathey and his wife, moved to Manchester where he enjoyed retirement. His hobbies included watching western movies and the news while relaxing in his comfortable recliner. He was a member of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Gertie L. Reed Cathey; a son, Jerry Cathey; and three sisters, and one brother.
Survivors include a grandson, Derrick Cathey of Newnan, GA; two nephews, Wendell R. Byford of Manchester; Ray Cathey of Hillsboro; two nieces, Roxie Clements Byford and Mary Jo Perry both of Manchester; and numerous other loving family members and friends.