November 27, 1929 ~ December 4, 2021
Born in: LaGrange, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
James Edward Cato (Pete) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on December 4, 2021 at the age of 92. Pete is preceded in death by his wife, Constance Elaine Cato ( Connie), sisters; Helen Cato Flynn, Martha Cato Smith, and parents; Iva Cleofus Cato and Charles Paul Cato. He is survived by his four children: James Randy Cato, Scott Campbell Cato, Terri Cato Sellers, Kevin Thomas Cato. Pete is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Cameron Cato, Greyson Cato, Zac Cato, Zoe Cato, Ben Reynolds, Will Reynolds and a sister; Mildred Cato Rawls.
Pete served in the Navy Reserve and was called into active duty from 1952-54. Prior to his service Pete was a fireman for the City of Atlanta Fire Department and pursued a career in accounting after his discharge. Pete loved his family and enjoyed coaching little league football, doing yardwork, building projects in his work shed, and reading. Until his later years, he attended First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, along with his beloved wife, Connie.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville on Saturday , December 18, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Wounded Warrior Project or any reputable charity that supports elderly or homeless veterans.