Benny L. Cate of Burleson, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 83. After months of failing health he passed away from complications of a severe stroke in hospice care.
Benny was born July 17, 1937 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Wilma Skinner Cate and R. Dee Cate. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Billy Wayne and Jerry Cate.
He is survived by his loving wife Madeline Lacy Cate of 64 years and his children, Billie Jean Cate, Jimmy Dee Cate and wife Sherry, BradleyWayne Cate and wife Tina. His father-in-law, Doyle Bransom. His grandchildren Joel, Jared, Parker, and Emily. Great grandchildren are Oliver, Reese, and Jasper Cate.
Benny lived in several communities in west Texas where he worked in the oil fields. He also was a home builder in Burleson and the surrounding area. He owned and operated Builders Cabinets for well over 40 years.
Some of his hobbies included raising and racing greyhounds, raising and racing pigeons, and hunting/digging for arrowheads with his family. He also enjoyed a good game of pool. He loved to be with family and was always up for a reunion or gathering of friends. He was a strong patriarch of his family, a good friend to all, a man who would give his shirt for a friend.
He was a good father who always took care of his children and did the best he could to teach and guide them.
Benny was a Christian man and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Burleson, Texas. Our family takes comfort in the fact that he is with Jesus now and we will see him again someday.
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