McMinnville resident and the Tarlton Community of Grundy County native Will H. Cathcart, 100, was born Oct. 8, 1921 and died Feb. 3 at his residence.
WWII veteran of the United States Navy, retired machinist from Towmotor Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio, nurseryman and farmer in the Irving College community, and member of St. Mary’s Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Levi Henry Cathcart and late Ella Mae Myers Cathcart Bonner. He was married on May 17, 1947 to Melba Christine Clendenon Cathcart, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son Dennis Cathcart, sister Mary Francis Cathcart, and brothers James Thomas Cathcart, Oscar Bonner Jr., and William Thomas “W.T.” Bonner.
Mr. Cathcart is survived by daughter and son-in-law Janie and Don Robbins of McMinnville, sons and daughters-inlaw William Melban and Paula Cathcart and Tom and Carole Cathcart, both of McMinnville, grandchildren and spouses James and Heather Robbins of Fairview, Julia and Chris Rhoady of McMinnville, William Luther “Bill” Cathcart of Knoxville, Paul Livy “Peanut” and Susan Cathcart and Robert Levi “Sprout” and Michelle Cathcart, both of McMinnville, Curt and Lisa Cathcart of Gallatin, Brian and Ashleigh Cathcart of Murfreesboro, Ian and Krystal Cathcart of McKinney, TX, and Alex and Misha Cathcart of Erwin, NC; 16 great-grandchildren, William Samuel and Emma Cathcart, Callie, Kenley, and Lilly Cathcart, Chloe Cathcart, Levi and Luke Cathcart, Jonah and Ben Robbins, Cara and Caleb Rhoady, Addison Walker and Ava Cathcart, and Aliyana and Alexander Cathcart, brother James Aubry Bonner and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at High’s Chapel with Greg Rains officiating. Burial will follow at Center Hill Cemetery at Hills Creek in Warren County. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service at High’s. Full military honors will be administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Diabetes Association, or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 6, 2022