Alfred Dwight Cathey, 76, went to his heavenly home on February 7, 2021. Dwight was born on February 11, 1944 in Paris, Texas. His parents, Alfred Pool Cathey and Imogene Hudnall Cathey preceded him in death. Dwight was a devoted and supportive husband, father, grandfather and brother. Left behind to miss him dearly are his wife of almost 54 years, Ginger Ann Baughman Cathey; his daughter Angela (“Angie”) Henry and husband Darrell; his granddaughter Dani Ann Henry; his sisters, Myra Nell Webb and husband Jack; Debbie Nabors; Beckie Orrill and husband Larry; nephews Matthew Nabors and Landon Orrill and many dear cousins and friends. He never lost touch with his lifelong and best friend Benny McBride. Dwight was so very proud of all the accomplishments of Darrell, Angie and Dani!
Dwight graduated from Cooper High School and immediately left the farm for Dallas. He served his country by joining the National Guard for six years. His career path took him through retail at Sears, US Postal Service, owning and operating a convenience store, etc., but his real calling was wheeling and dealing. And he could be classified as a master if there was such a title!
Dwight was blessed with a quick witted, dry sense of humor and it never failed to charm us all. His first words to Ginger, as she walked by him in the big apartment complex in which they both lived were “hey toots” and two years later when the doctor came into the waiting room and said “you have a baby daughter “, he yelled out “just what I wanted “ and jumped into the air and clicked his heels together. Fast forward a number of years and it’s Christmas. Dwight goes to the store and buys a gingerbread house kit to put together with his little granddaughter, Dani. Ginger offers to help, but absolutely not - this was a house to be built only by Dani and Pawpaw. And each piece, whether lopsided or not, was perfect!
Dwight loved his cars and always had a big shiny truck in his garage. In his younger days, it was fast cars. Dwight’s twin sisters, Beckie and Debbie, were so proud of their big brother and loved it when he took them for a ride in his car. One day when they were about 10, he took them for a ride. Just as they rolled up to a stop sign, he heard the song Mashed Potatoes come on the radio. He turned up the radio, got out of the car and did the Mashed Potatoes for them - right there in the road, in his leather moccasins! And speaking of fast cars, there was the time Dwight was taking Myra Nell to town and got in a race with a crop duster plane. That day the crop duster was left in his own dust!
Dwight loved us all in his own special way and left us many precious memories to treasure! We love you Dwight!
Services for Dwight will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Delta Funeral Home, Cooper, Texas. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. with the service to follow at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Landon Orrill officiating. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Hope Church, 1301 SW 8th St., Cooper, TX 75432
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