Martin Jesus Cato Sr., age 53, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Friday July 13, 2018 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Cato was born on November 17, 1964 in Mexico the son of Maria Guadalupe Ramirez Cato and the late John Edward Cato.
Mr. Cato was a veteran of the United States Navy where he worked as a fireman.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a nephew, Devon Hitt.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa D. Bowers Cato of Douglas, GA; two daughters, Kayla Marie Cato and Karli Madison Cato both of Douglas, GA; son, Martin Jesus Cato Jr. of Douglas, GA; three step-daughters, Melissa Covington of Baxley, GA, Ashley Taylor of Douglas, GA and Allie King of Douglas, GA; mother, Maria Guadalupe Ramirez Cato of Douglas, GA; six grandchildren, Lexi Stone, Sebastian Iglesias, Kain Covington, Mali Covington, Cohlton King and Cayson King; brother, Raymond Cato of Douglas, GA; two sisters, Norma Hardester of Americus, GA and Denise Vickers of Marietta, GA; several nieces.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 11:00am at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Carroll Paulk officiating and Rev. Cliff Kirkland at the graveside. Interment will follow at Satilla Memorial Gardens with Military honors being provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard.. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Sims Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.com.
Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.