Hosea Carl Cates, 71, of Alton, Mo., was born July 13, 1937, in Oregon County Missouri and died Sept. 29, 2008, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
He is survived by: his wife, Nancy, of the home; one daughter, Regina Barton and husband Greg; one son, Jeff Cates and wife Sondra; his mother, Lois Cates; one sister, Helen Holmes; four grandchildren, Erin Melby and husband Heath, Whitney Chadwick and husband Chase, Jon Barton, Alyssa Cates; one great-grandchild, Jadeyn Melby; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Corwin Cates; one brother, Herman Cates; and one infant sister.
Services were held Oct. 2 at the Bailey Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Darrell Strain officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canyon Country Freewill Baptist Church building fund.
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