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“Although technically he was not our uncle, we still called him Uncle Phil as he was an uncle to us in all meaning of the words. We were only around...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Gavin Weber - San Diego, CA

“Phil was such a nice person. We had a class together in high school, although he was a year behind me. He was funny, friendly. I was glad that we...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Jennifer Wattenbarger - SC

“Phil was a lovely man and a lifelong friend to my husband, Clark who recently passed away. A couple of days after Clark's death, Phil was knocking...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Twana McDaniel - Cleveland, TN

“Dear Mike, Jason and Tanner, My only wish now is that I was there to give you each a hug and listen as you shared memories of Uncle Phil over the...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Kristye McCloud - Lancaster, PA

“Phil was like a brother to me growing up in Cleveland. It was me, Phil, Tommy and Jimmy Schrader all most daily at the my house, waiting on Mama to...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Natalie Ray Wilkinson - Kennewick, WA

“Phil is a soft spoken,friends, co-worker and stock market enthusiast. We discuss stocks and stock market in great length and he was very passionate...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Hok Lay Tjhang - Columbia, MO

“I was deeply saddened by the news of Phil's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Phil's family during this time of sorrow. Like many of those...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Sherryl Rae Craig - St. Charles, MO

“I'll miss you Phil! You were a great co-worker & friend. Always made time to talk and you always helped me out. I will always remember your office...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Darlene Smith - Denver, CO

“Phil was the best boss I have every had along with his long time assistant Sam Worthy. This man has done nothing but look out for my best intrest...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: David Still III (No.3) - MO

“I worked with Phil from the US Department of Energy side (Weldon Springs) and I interacted with him on the many projects associated with hazardous...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Angela Pickett - Kansas City, MO

“We will all miss him. I remember the trips to Lake Tanecomo for trout fishing. He got a group of us together every year to go when we were working at...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Leon Gleason - Bitely, MI

“Phil, was a great person to know and work with at Weldon Springs. We talked about Nascar a great deal, we will miss him. Passed to soon.... Joey &...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Joey & Jeanne Moses - Flora, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Phil's passing.... We were school sweethearts at one time... I went to his Homecoming and Jr. and Sr. Prom with him... Such...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie Hughes Carlton - Cleveland, TN

“Phil was a GOOD guy and great to work for! We had good times trout fishing and going to ballgames. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: sam worthy - O'Fasllon, MO

“Dear Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Phil was robbed of the fruits of retirement. I am sure he was looking forward to future...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Metha Sizemore - O'Fallon, MO

“I had known Phil D most of my young life. He was a very special friend. We lost touch with each other after high school, but I always had great...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Tinsley Carroll - Cleveland, TN

“Phil was my cousin and a good friend. I was looking forward to when he retired so we could hang out some on the river. He was a great guy who always...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Joe Cate - cleveland, TN - cousin

“Phil and I shared many challenges at work through the years, and we would always find that right sollution to fix the problem. Phil knew how to find...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Michael J. Maier - Boise, ID

“Mike & Family; those of us who knew Phil will never forget his laugh and warm personality. I worked with Phil for quite a while back at the Weldon...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Gary McKay - Wellington, CO

“Mike; So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. He was a good man and I knew I could always rely on him. Still working... I feel he was robbed of his...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Powers - Yuma,, AZ

“Phil sat close to me when we worked at the Weldon Spring Site in St. Charles, MO. We shared many great conversation and lots of laughs. He was a...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Willis - Saint Peters, MO

“I worked with Phil on a number of projects. He always had a smile. Phil will always be in my memory. I pray that the Lord will take him and give him...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: jim jensen - Maricopa, AZ

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Rest in Peace my Friend ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry Grubbs - Belton, KY

“I'm so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Gone too soon. I have many good memories of good times with Phil D., and friends. Though I haven't seen...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: BJ Allen - Cleveland, TN - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. He was a great guy, always friendly and helpful. He will be missed by all who knew him. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: JT Lemons - Benton, TN - friend

“Dear Mike and family, Phil's passing came as a great shock to me. We hadn't been in contact for several years, but I held Phil in my heart as a close...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Gene Norfleet - Cleveland, TN


Phil DeAnguera Cate, Jr., 62, of Jefferson City, MO, passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2014 as the result of a heart attack in Springfield, IL while assigned as Quality Manager on a construction project for URS Corporation.

Phil was born June 12, 1951 in Cleveland, TN, the son of Phil DeAnguera and Helen Fitzgerald Cate.

Phil was a graduate of Cleveland High School and Cleveland State Community College. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving as a military police officer in Korea. Phil was a 40-year member of The American Legion Post 81 in Cleveland, Tennessee and was also a member of The American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City, MO. He worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation for several years early in his career and then URS Corporation for 35 years. Phil was a loving and devoted brother, brother-in-law and uncle, good friend to many across the country, a faithful University of Tennessee Volunteers fan, avid fisherman and a huge NASCAR fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Patrick Thomas Cate; and one sister, Pauline Cate.

He is survived by one brother, Mike (wife, Mary Lou) Cate of Lone Tree, CO; two beloved nephews, Michael Jason (wife, Tammy) Cate and Tanner Barrett (wife, Rebecca) Cate; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; and lifelong friend, Tommy Kimsey.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project in the name of Phil D. Cate - woundedwarriorproject.org. A memorial service at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland, TN will be arranged at a future date.