Rev. Harold Cathey, 82, of Ashland, KY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, May 30, 2019.
He was born July 4, 1936, in Hickman County, TN, a son of the late Otis B. and Bertha Bruce Cathey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Larry Cathey.
Rev. Cathey pastored churches in Tennessee, Illinois and Kentucky. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church where he served as pastor from 1975 until 1991. He went on to serve in Jinja, Uganda where he was founder of Victoria Baptist Church and Global Theological Seminary. Upon returning to Kentucky, he served as Director of Missions for the Greenup Baptist Association from 2004 until his retirement in 2011.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 52 years, Beverly Martin Cathey of Ashland; daughters, Janet Lynn Cathey Woods and husband, Tim of Catlettsburg, KY, and Ginger Leigh Cathey Daniels and husband, Bryan of McKinney, TX; grandchildren, James Brett Woods, Timothy Andrew Woods, Kristen Elise Daniels, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Daniels and Graham Elliot Daniels.
Funeral services to honor Rev. Cathey will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Puckett and Rev. Ed Caudill officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, at Unity Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rev. Cathey’s memory may be made to Uganda Ministry c/o Global Outreach International, PO Box 1, Tupelo, MS, 38802.
To share a remembrance of Rev. Cathey or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: www.steenfuneralhome.com.