June 24, 2013


The Express-Star

— Funeral services for Eddie (Sonny) Cates, 74, will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Full Gospel Church in Chickasha with Sister Alice Wendling officiating.

Eddie Gene Cates was born April 8, 1939 in Chickasha, the son of J.C. and Louis Cates. He passed from this world to his heavenly home on June 21, 2013 in Chickasha.

Eddie was a welder and machinist being employed in the Chickasha area and last at Fenimore Manufacturing.

He married Patsy on June 16, 1988 in Blanchard, and together they shared in the lives of her two sons, Allen and Tommy Lyn Hollingsworth and their children.

Eddie was a kind and generous man, who loved the Lord, his family, and his home.  He loved his grandchildren very much and enjoyed attending ball games when he could.  He never met a stranger, and if he did he would take the time and stop and visit with them.

He is survived by his wife Patsy of the home, daughter Gina Suttles of Oklahoma City; sons Shannon Ingram of Chickasha and the boys Allen Hollingsworth and wife Ruth of Rush Springs, and Tommy Lyn Hollingsworth and wife Ann of Springfield, Tennessee; grandsons Clayton, and Adam and granddaughters Whitney, Thea, Pauline, Tommie, and Scarlett; sisters JoAnn Cates Lewis of Moore, Sharon Kay Cates Stevens of Chickasha; brother Ron Lehew and wife Vicki of Blanchard; brother-in-laws Dugan Price and wife Ramona of Blanchard  Numerous nieces and nephew,  a host of friends and family, and a four legged friend, Sooner.

Eddie was a member of the Full Gospel Church, he loved his Lord and would testify to anyone, but most of all he loved his wife and grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.