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Willie Lamar Kato
  • July 22, 1939
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  • March 22, 2018

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Obituary

Willie Lamar Kato, also known affectingly as “Wid” or “Marcy”, age 78 of Port Orange, FL, passed away March 22, 2018, at Halifax Hospice following a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1939, in Jacksonville FL, spent his formative years in Alma, GA, but lived most of his life in Port Orange, FL. He graduated from Bacon County High School in 1957 and went on to serve in the US Navy from 1957 to 1960. He retired in 1997 from the US Postal service as a letter carrier after 31 years of employment.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie & Vera Kato, one sister, Evelyn Bowman, and brother-in-law Sterling Bowman all of Alma, GA.

Willie is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Ruth Douglas Kato; three sons Jeff Kato (Stacey), of Port Orange, FL, Gary (Jana) and Gregory Kato, both of East Point, GA; two grandchildren Zachary Kato of South Daytona, FL, and Tyler Kato of Port Orange, FL; one great-granddaughter, Anna Marie Kato of South Daytona, FL; two sisters, Willene (Larry) Christopher of Blairsville, GA; Suzi White (Mike) of Alma, GA, and one brother, Terry Kato (Georgia) of Douglasville, GA and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his very special cat, Black Jack.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Alma Church of God with Pastor Travis Peavy officiating. A graveside memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Halifax Hospice in Port Orange, FL, 32129.



Service

Location:
Alma Church of God
202 W 10th St. Alma, Georgia 31510

Date & Time:
March 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Halifax Health Hospice, Port Orange, Florida

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  1. 29 Mar 2018
    Barbara and Mark Schaefer says:
    We sure will miss Willie! We loved his sense of humor and his welcoming spirit. Prayers for you all.

  2. 29 Mar 2018
    Debi & Jamie Miles says:
    Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever. We will always cherish the beautiful memories of Willie.
    Jamie & Debi

  3. 29 Mar 2018
    Cjerky Ann (Watson) Scott posted an image:
    Lamar was very Happy and met no strangers.  We will miss him at the reunions in April and September.
    Lamar was very Happy and met no strangers. We will miss him at the reunions in April and September.

  4. 29 Mar 2018
    Howie & Nancy lit a candle:
    Lit since March 29, 2018 at 3:54:22 AM

  5. 28 Mar 2018
    Mary Sharon Howell says:
    Ruth and family, I know you’ll miss Lamar tremendously. I will be praying for you at this very hard time and ask God to put healing into your hearts. The only beauty in his lost on earth is that he is now with his Heavenly Savior and Father.

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