Claiborne Lee Cates
April 22, 1937 - February 17, 2019
Born in Durham Co., NC
Resided in Roxboro, NC
Monday February 25, 2019, 10-11AM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Claiborne Lee Cates, 81, of 3922 Durham Road, Roxboro, died Sunday, February 17, 2019. Born in Durham County, Mr. Cates was the son of the late Banks Hildred and Mary Elizabeth Perry Cates. Mr. Cates worked in construction and loved collecting antiques. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Cates was preceded in death by a grandson Robbie Cates, two brothers, Donnie Earl and Doyle Hildred Cates and two sisters, Patsy Cates and Shirley Ann Cates
He was married to Bonnie Marie Moore Cates Bartlett for 28 years. They raised two sons, Anthony Cates (Lisa) and David Cates (Tabitha) and three daughters, Cheryl Cates Senter who preceded her in death, Teresa Harkness (Brian) and Pamela Cates. He is also surived by his sister, Betty June Cates Weaver. There are fourteen grandchildren, Natalie Perry, Stacey Cates, Donnie Cates, Christopher Cates, Justin Brogden, Brian Harkness, Tiffany Campbell, Nicole Cates, Angel Cates, Ashley York, Andrea Senter, Catlin Senter, Jason Brogden, and Rachel Honeycutt. There are also 19 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11AM, Monday, February 25, 2019, at Brooks & White Chapel by the Dr. Scott Gray. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held 10-11AM Monday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Justin Brodgen, Brian Lee Harkness, Brian Scott Harkness, Kirk Campbell, Tony Ellis, Christopher David Cates, and Anthony Cates.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of Brooks & White Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1135, Roxboro, NC, 27573.