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Earl L. Cato

December 23, 1928 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 90)

In loving memory of Earl L. Cato, 90, who died Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, KY.

He was born December 23, 1928 in Qulin, Missouri and was of Baptist faith. Earl married his high school sweetheart, Daurice, the love of his life on May 14, 1949. Earl was a devoted husband, father, and Pops. He retired from the Army as a CW3 at Fort Knox in 1968 after 20 years of service. Earl then started his Real Estate Career in Radcliff, Kentucky. His love of the Radcliff Community lasted his entire life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dolph and Gladys Cato; three brothers, Arzie Cato, Sanford Cato, James Cato; one sister, Florence Cato Green; and one grandson, Eddie L. Cato, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Daurice Powell Cato; one daughter, Barbara Cato Hawkins & her husband, Jim; one son, Eddie L. Cato, Sr.; two sisters, Wanda Cato Kowalchyk, Shirley Cato Peak; and a great grandson, Elliott Nathaniel Cato.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday and from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.

Funeral services for Mr. Cato will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY with Rev. Rudy Stacy officiating. Burial will follow at North Hardin Memorial Gardens, Radcliff, KY.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus of Central Kentucky or to the Family Resource Department of the local elementary or middle school of your choice.

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