Nick Catoe Sr.


Funeral services for Nick Catoe age 96, were held 11 A.M., Monday, March 18, 2019 at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Rev. Dean Ferguson officiated the service. Interment followed in Allphin Cemetery in rural Madison County.

Pallbearers: James Mash, Paul Catoe, David Catoe, Tom Reynolds, Reed Reynolds, Josh Elliott

Nick Alton Catoe, Sr. was born March 14, 1922 in Midway, Texas to Nick Alexander & Mary Ella (Pearson) Catoe. He moved to Houston in 1939 and lived there briefly before he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the South Pacific and Phillipines. Following his honorable departure from the Army, Nick came home and married Dorothy "Lorene" Grisham on March 23, 1946. They made their home in Houston and Nick worked as a carpenter with his father in their business, Catoe and Catoe. Nick then worked thirty-three years for Sinclair Oil Refinery which later became ARCO. Following retirement, Nick moved to Madison County where he and Lorene built a new home. He passed away March 13, 2019 at his home just hours shy of his ninety-seventh birthday.

Nick was preceded in death by both of his parents; first wife, Lorene Catoe (March 28, 2001), three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by wife, Jean Turpin Catoe of Madisonville; son, Nick Alton Catoe (Maria) of Bulverde; daughter, Cathy Catoe Elliott (Rick) of Forney grandchildren, Aaron, Marissa, Mariella, Tiffany and Josh, as well as, four great grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas.