Lowell Duane "Waynie" "Poppa-Bear" Cathey, a retired paint contractor, was born in Paso Robles, Calif., January 22, 1957. He died in Sterlington, August 28, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lavaughn D. "Fuzz" Cathey and Wanda Wylie Cathey. He is survived by his children, Taylor, wife Amanda, and grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas, Krystan and Sydney; partner, Tonya Musgrave and her children, Holden, Molly and Julian; his brothers, Ron and wife Vivian, Larry, Stewart and wife Donna, Sonny and wife Evelyn, Chris and wife Neely; best friend Brian Gum; and little dog, Fergie. He is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews and assorted cousins.
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He was a veteran of the United States Army. He studied agriculture at N.L.U. Every year, his garden filled the freezers of his family and close friends. Among his favorite things were visiting with family, going to deer camp with his brothers and nephews, freshwater fishing and any kind of cooking. In retirement, he raised quail, harvesting the eggs for pickling; and he operated a boiled crawfish business in Sterlington. Most afternoons would find him standing in his yard alongside the bed of his pickup truck, telling stories and bringing joy to all who cared to listen. We all did. Waynie, have we told you lately that we love you?
All are invited to his visitation at Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop starting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, and continuing until funeral services at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Larry Cathey Jr., Christopher Cathey Jr., Stewart Cathey Jr., Erich Cathey, Nick Cathey and Holden Musgrave. Honorary pallbearers are the surviving Cathey brothers.
Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, on LA. Hwy. 139, 3 miles south of Bastrop.
Cox Funeral Homes
611 N Washington St
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2014