Derrel Duwayne Cates, 78, of Southside, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home in Southside. He was born March 19, 1941 in South Bend, Indiana to Richard and Edna Shandonia Cates.
During his working years Derrel worked for Universal Baring and owned a body shop.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Holderman Cates, his parents, and sisters, Diann Cates and Darlene Edwards.
Derrel is survived by his step-sons, James (Jim) Conley of Batesville, and David B. Conley, of Buffalo, Indiana; two step-daughters, Rebecca Conley, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Carol Sue Hoover, of Las Vegas, Nevada; four brothers, Dick Cates, of South Haven, Michigan, Dean Cates, of Jimtown, Indiana, Donald Cates, of Evansville, Indiana, and Dennis Cates; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.