William Hoyt Cate

Male 1924 - 2011  (87 years)


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  • Name William Hoyt Cate 
    Born 5 Mar 1924  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW II Veteran  [3
    Died 25 Sep 2011  Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • in the Athens Regional Medical Center...
    Buried McMinn Memory Gardens, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1924  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2014 

    Father Clifford C. Cate,   b. 23 Mar 1891, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1949  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Abbie Hutsell,   b. 27 Jan 1898, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1980, (McMinn County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married (McMinn County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F13867  Group Sheet

    Family Mattie Belle Hennessee 
    Children 
     1. Sheila Gail Cate
     2. Martha Faye Cate
     3. Calvin Charles Cate
     4. Rhonda Evelyn Cate
     5. Theda Denise Cate
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F723  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1924 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 2011 - Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McMinn Memory Gardens, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • William Hoyt Cate, World War II Veteran


      William Hoyt Cate was drafted into the Army and was sworn in on March 17, 1943 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Hoyt was stationed in numerous states (Arkansas, Texas, N. Dakota, Calif., Florida, Nebraska), for schooling in Clerks,
      CTD (college), Airplane Mechanic, AM Douglas Factory, AMTS, ETS, and Gunnery.

      Hoyt's first over seas deployment was August 9, 1945. From 1945-1946, Hoyt was stationed on the Islands of Guam and Siapan.

      Everywhere Hoyt went his little box camera went with him. He also had his own dark room for developing his pictures.

      On September 14, 1945, Hoyt flew a Prisoner of War Supply mission to Fuokoka, Japan. On March 2, 1946 at 10:00 A.M., Hoyt was discharged back to civilian life.




      [3]
    • Daily Post Athenian
      Sept. 25, 2011

      W. Hoyt Cate

      W. Hoyt Cate, 87, a well-known farmer from Riceville, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2011, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

      A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Clifford C. and Abbie Hutsell Cate, and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, Elbert and Ralph Cate. He was a member of Eastanallee Baptist Church and the Men's III Sunday School Class, and was a 1942 graduate of McMinn County High School. He served on the Board of Directors of the McMinn Farmer's Co-Op for many years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as an airplane electrical mechanic gunner, achieving the rank of staff sergeant.

      Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mattie Hennessee Cate of Riceville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sheila and Jack Carr of Mt. Juliet, Martha and Dale Woods of Riceville, and Rhonda and Curtis Womack and Theda Cate, all of Athens; one son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Sonya Cate of Riceville; seven grandchildren, Julie Ladd and her husband, Brandon, Trevin Parkinson and his wife, Brandy, Amanda Guzowski and her husband, Tim, Jeffrey and Cameron Cate and Meredith and Derek Galyon; three great-grandchildren, Tucker and Scarlett Ladd and Khade Parkinson; five step-grandchildren, Heather Woods Hodges, Ashley Woods Irwin and Seth, Gabe and Alison Womack, one sister, Dorothy Cooper of Chattanooga; one brother and sister-in-law, Delbert and June Cate of Riceville; and several nieces and nephews.

      Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home & Cremation Service with the Rev. Oran Creasman and the Rev. Ralph Jenkins officiating. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

      Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Cate, Cameron Cate, Trevin Parkinson, Derek Galyon, Brandon Ladd and Tim Guzowski. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's III Sunday School Class at Eastanallee Baptist Church

  • Sources 
    1. [S2135] Garlen Lee Hennessee interview | 21 Feb 2011 | 704.629.3527.

    2. [S51706] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=cate&GSfn=william&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=2011&GSdyrel=in&GSst=45&GScntry.

    3. [S3694] "Harl Eugene Hennessee and Fannie Meldoria Vincent Hennessee Family", compiled by Charlotte Hennessee Davis, and publish.

    4. [S51707] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27460149.