On Sunday, February 11, 2018, after a 2 year battle with cancer Edward Warren Cater, Jr. slipped peacefully from this life at the age of 73 years.
Ed was born September 11, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lillian and Edward Cater. He lost both parents in 1959 and his grandma Margaret Mewhorter helped raise him until he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 years. Ed was sent to Fort Lewis in Washington state, serving in the armored division as a tank driver and part time military policeman. He also spent time at the Yakima Firing Center where he met Sharon Leona Pimentel who would become his wife, life partner of 52 years and mother of their 3 children: Kenneth Edward (Kitty), Kevin Eugene, and Kristina Lynn (Fred). Ed was very proud of building the family home and claimed he would live there till he died, which he did.
Ed lived an interesting life being involved in their children’s schools, city safety commission, On Guard radio and neighborhood watch, counseling and housing foreign exchange students, and most recently was involved with model railroading.
Ed is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Ken (Kitty) and Kevin, daughter Kris (Fred), sister Margaret (Mickie) Fladvid, brother Scott Carlson, 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and a great granddaughter on the way. He was also blessed by friends and especially by the support and Christian love of Bob Lockwood who helped Ed get through his final days.
At Ed’s request there will be a military graveside service at Tahoma Cemetery on Saturday, February 24th at 11:30 a.m. with a reception following at Rainier Memorial Center at 2807 Terrace Heights Drive. If you knew Ed you are welcome to come celebrate his life with his family.