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Joseph Young Cater, age 63

Joseph Young Cater, 63, of Monticello, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022. He was born on February 24, 1958 to the late Richard Samuel Cater SR and Robbie Jean Lawson.

Joseph is preceded in death by his wife Debra Lynn Cater; parents Richard and Robbie Cater; and brother Samuel Cater.

Joseph enjoyed hunting, reading western books, and working in his yard. He was also a huge Razorbacks fan. Joseph loved spending time with his friends and family, and attended the Old Union Baptist Church in Monticello.

Joseph is survived by his daughter Jennifer (Kevin) Thompson; son Stephen (Shana) Kelly; grandchildren Morgan Rainwater, Ava Rainwater, Luke Thompson, Ashton Kelly, and Addison Kelly; siblings Debbie (Wes) Wyckoff, Mark L. Cater, and Tim E. Cater; and a host of friends and extended family members.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 5:00-7:00pm at Old Union Baptist Church in Monticello, Arkansas. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:00am at Old Union Baptist Church in Monticello with interment to follow at Old Union Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Robert cater Posted February 23, 2022 6:58 AM

    Prayers for the cater family

  • WILLIAM HOPPER Posted February 23, 2022 6:51 PM

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Mr. Joe was a wonderful person to work with the short time I was able to know him.

  • Cathy Wilson Posted February 24, 2022 9:48 PM

    Joe was such an awesome guy to work for back in the day.. he was a friend for sure and I know he will be missed

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