Jeffrey Scott Cates, 27, of Macclenny died on May 12, 2012. He was born in Jacksonville on October 10, 1984 and lived in Baker County the last six years after moving from Ponte Vedra Beach. He was a glass installer, an avid Gator fan and enjoyed cooking, music, skateboarding, playing baseball and watching NASCAR. He was predeceased by paternal grandmother Faye Cates and paternal grandparents Eugene B. Midyette Sr. and Paula Woods.Survivors include Scott (Lori) Inman Cates of Ponte Vedra Beach; Eugene (Laura) Midyette of Glen St. Mary; mother Grace Camille (Mark Thrushman) Cates of Gainesville; companion of six years April Goff; children Landon, Kirra and Alexia Cates; step-children Alexus and Emma Goff; brothers Joshua Cates, Austin and Daniel Midyette and Jordan Jackson; sisters Jessica Cates, Gena (Adam) Hunt, Erin Midyette, Ashleigh Jackson; paternal grandfather Donald Cates; maternal grandparents Jean and David Weathington; many friends.
The funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Brent Whitney officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm at V. Todd Ferreria Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jeffrey’s name to an account set up at Wachovia Bank for his children’s future needs.