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Wilbur Charles Cato, Jr., 68, of Fayetteville

Wilbur Charles Cato, Jr., 68, of Fayetteville, passed away at home on April 1, 2014.   

Charlie was a 1964 graduate of Russell High School. He joined the armed forces and was awarded the Purple Heart while proudly serving as a Buck Sergeant in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War as a medic. Charlie retired from Delta Air Lines after over 30 years of service.  

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents Irene & Wilbur Cato, Sr. and brother Roy Cato.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years Carol Cato; son Brad Cato; daughter Sandy Cato & Rob Hambrick; grandchildren Hayden & Camden Hambrick; also sisters Gail Pope and Alice Cato.  

A memorial service will be held Sat., April 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Reverend Bob Partridge will officiate. The family will receive friends Sat. from 1- 2 p.m. prior to the service.  

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to the VVA Vietnam Veterans of America, 800-VVA-1316, www.vva.org/support.html or the American Cancer Society, 310 Kelly Drive, Suite 3, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269.  

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville, 770-461-7641 - www.mowellfuneralhome.com

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