Leo ''Papa paw'' Cates, 90, of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas died Friday, December 22, 2017 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Cates was a retired truck driver for East Texas Motor Freight, and a WWII U. S. Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Cates, a granddaughter Brandy Cates. He is survived by a daughter, Wendy Crawford, two sons, Danny Cates and Michael Cates, a sister, Norma Boswell and two grandchildren, Patti Castle and Chris Cates and four great-grandchildren. Services will graveside at a later date at Crittenden Memorial Park.