Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Obituary - Everett Eugene Cates

Everett Eugene Cates of Adrian, Missouri formerly of Kansas City, Missouri passed away at his home on August 23, 2022.

A Celebration of Everett’s Life will be held at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, Missouri 64083 on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a Tribe of Mic-O-Say ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Military Graveside service will take place at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri, Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Everett was born on January 4, 1956, to Aaron and Marjorie Cates in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from Center High School in 1974 and following graduation he joined the United States Army serving his country for several years. He married his wife Barbara on December 18, 1976. They had three children Erin, Katie, and Jason. He spent many years working as a mechanic on everything from cars to buses. He owned his own business doing heating and air conditioning till he was hurt in a fire in January 1990.

Everett joined Boy Scouts at a young age and scouting was an integral part of his life. He earned his Eagle Scout and was a Keeper of the Wampum, Swift Moving Silver Fox in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason Christopher Cates; his in-laws, Agnes and Edgar Schaefer; and sister, MaryBeth Elmore.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara of the home; daughters, Erin Newport (James) and Katie Moore (Dave) all of Adrian, MO; grandchildren, Sydney Funk (Richard), Dalton Newport (Hannah), Trevor Newport and Madilynn Moore; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Gabriel; brother, Robert Cates, Sr. of Lee Summit, MO; sister, Sharon Sewell of Perry, OK; brother, James Fike, Sr. (Terri) of Buckner, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

A host of special people that called him, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, and Uncle. Everett was always a phone call away to his wife, kids, and grandchildren along with anyone that needed a hand.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say c/o Heart of America BSA – Boy Scouts of America Council 10210 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131.

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