Philip F. Cato (82)
September 6, 1937 – November 2, 2019
Beloved husband of Connie (Griffin) Cato, passed away peacefully at 1:59pm on November 2nd at his home in Venice, Florida surrounded by family.
Philip was born and raised in New Albany, Indiana. He was a graduate of New Albany High School (1955) and Kemper Military School (1957), a U.S. Army Veteran (1958-1960) and a member of Georgetown Christian Church. He was a successful entrepreneur with a commanding presence in the community. His insatiable drive allowed him to start, own and operate Quality Paving Co. (1962-1981) and The Clark-Floyd Landfill Corp. in (1970-2002). He retired to their paradise in Marco Island, Florida in 2003 and later moved to be closer to family in Venice, Florida. He loved the Lord, his family, his friends, and his life.
Philip was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Connie (Griffin) Cato of Lexington, Indiana and their three children; Benny Cato and his wife, Karen of Lanesville, Indiana, Eddie Cato and his wife, Julie of Lanesville, Indiana, and Paige (Cato) Pierce and her husband Doug of Venice, Florida. Together they have Eleven Grandchildren; Katelyn (Josh) Kidd, Drew (Nicole) Cato, Caroline Cato, Jon Cato, Danielle (Josh) Woods, Samantha Cato, Doug Pierce, Jr., Austin Pierce, Jacob Pierce, Alexus Pierce, and Maxwell Pierce, and One Great Granddaughter, Aniston Kidd.
He also had four children by his first marriage; Jim Cato of Clarksville, Indiana, Greg (Janie, deceased) Cato of Henryville, Indiana, Heather (Jimmy) Leister of Navarre, Florida, and Chris (Jennifer) Cato of Jeffersonville, Indiana and seven grandchildren, Josh Cato, Brandan Cato, Micha Leister, Cali Bostic, Rebekah Cato, Levi Cato, and Makenna Cato and many great- grandchildren.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Gayle (GS) and Mina (Loney) Cato.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2PM to 6PM, Sunday, November 10th Farley Funeral Home, 265 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, Florida. Rev. Michael P. Todd of Church of the Holy Spirit will be officiating. Condolences may be offered to Farley Funeral Home.
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm