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John Carl Cathey passed away peacefully surrounded by two of his daughters on May 22, 2023. Mr. Cathey was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He joins his parents Esco Cathey and Elsie Williams, his brother Robert Joseph Cathey, his son Bruce Cathey, and his former wife Adelheid Cathey. He leaves behind three daughters, Siegrid Padon, Manuela Sutton, and Dorothea Macon and a son John R. Cathey; several grandchildren Keith Guth, Dale Pendergraft, Jeffrey Pendergraft, Adelheid Smith, Cynthia Woodham, Rebecca Tanner, Robert R. Woodham Jr., Sara Macon, Cody Macon, Wes Cathey; and many great-grandchildren. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Georgia Cremation of Columbus, Georgia is assisting the family.