February 15, 1956 - April 8, 2021
Ronald Bernard Cato, 65, of Bristol, TN passed away on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, VA on February 15th, 1956 a son of the late Charles Benjamin, Sr. and Elizabeth Lucille Hollins Cato. Ronald was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend. He attended St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol. VA. He retired from Bell Helicopter after 20 years of service. He was a fan of the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame football. Ronald cherished all the time spent with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed coaching and mentoring the youth in Little League Baseball for 24 years. Ronald is survived by two daughters, Renee Love and husband Andre of Bristol, TN, Nakeisha Adams and husband Douglas of Bristol, VA; son, Brandon Anderson; brother, Charles "Charlie" Cato, Jr. and Ronnette of Bristol, TN; sister, Antoinetta Lavern Cato of Bristol, TN; two grandsons, Jean Mulumba and Kaiden "K.D." Dean; three granddaughters, Kaitlyn Anderson, Jamya Mulumba and Miyah Thorton; one very special friend, Shelby Jones; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to express a special thank you to Fred Cato, Jr. for all the help and companionship throughout the years. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services. The funeral mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church with Father Chris Hess officiating. The committal service will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, VA. Pallbearers will be Eddie Eisenhower, Thomas Brown, Andre Love, Fred Cato Jr., Jamie Quales and Andy Miller. Friends and family wishing to visit before the services may do so at his daughter's house, 3320 Avoca Road Bristol, TN 37620. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Bristol VA Little League, P.O. Box 17346, Bristol, VA 24209, www.bvllb.com/bristolvall; and to Bristol TN Little League, 1060 West Cedar Street Bristol, TN 37620, https://sports.bluesombrero.com/bristoltnll. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.BlevinsCares.com. Mr. Cato and his family are in the care of Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services, 417 Lee St., Bristol, VA 24201; ph.#: (276) 669-6141.
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