John William Cates, age 58, of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. He was born in Searcy, Arkansas on August 20, 1964 to the late Billy “Bill” Lawrence Cates and Shirley Ann Simpson-Cates.
John is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Harry McKay.
He leaves behind his children Jessica Cates of Ward, Sara (Jack) Phipps of Russellville, Cody Cates of Beebe, and Holden Cates of Beebe; sister Nancy McKay of Beebe; niece and nephews Brad McKay, Morgan McKay Wood, and David McKay; and many more friends and extended family.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 10:30 am at Antioch Cemetery, 2060 Arkansas Hwy 31, Beebe, Arkansas, 72012.
Memorials in John’s honor can be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund 437 Hwy 31, Beebe, Arkansas, 72012.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. John’s online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com