Jimmie L. “Slats” Catron

June 14, 2010

Jimmie L. “Slats” Catron 68, of Lafayette, IN, died at 9:45 p.m. June 14, 2010 at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette, IN surrounded by his loving family. Born April 8, 1942 in Frankfort, IN to the late Robert C. & Delores P. (Pearcy) Catron. Mr. Catron attended schools in Frankfort and worked several years at Peerless Wire in Lafayette. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, he served from 1959-1963. He was a member of the Am Vets. “Slats” was good to his children, his family and his friends and was loved by his family. He loved the USA and was proud to be a veteran.

Visitation and Services

Graveside Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17th at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to IOPO Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 6069, Dept. 172, Indianapolis, IN  46206-6069 or www.iopo.org.  Envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Son: Jim Catron of Lafayette Daughter: Angela (Justin) Smith of Indianapolis Special Brother: Clyde (Mary Jo) Griffin of Battleground Sister: Sarah J. (Houston) Martin of Elkton, VA

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry M. Catron.


6 Condolences for “Jimmie L. “Slats” Catron”

  1. Leora Reeder June 16, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Jim, may you rest in peace. Thank you for serving our Nation.

  2. Monique Nunn June 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Words will never be able to describe how you feel right now for I have to walk in these shoes. But I would like to say to you that I have found strength in my lord Jesus the Christ and he is ready and available to you as well. Please know that he doesn’t make any mistakes and that your father is at rest. May God bless you and your family during this time. I love you
    Your Friend
    Monique Nunn

  3. Pat and Don Mull June 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Jim. We always enjoyed talking to him at Lefty’s. Once we even took him a meatloaf I’d made. He was a good guy and loved his children.

  4. Rob Catron June 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Jim and Angie, sorry to hear about dad. Hope you all are doing well and want you to know that James and I have never stopped loving and thinking about you guys. Sorry that we never got to say goodbye to dad. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you all and will remember you in our prayers during this time of sorrow. James and I share your sorrow and will be thinking of you.

  5. Sharon Davies June 17, 2010 at 10:37 am

    To Jim, Angela and Sarah and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry to hear of the loss, Jim was such a good and caring person…and he will be missed. Jim had to walk through a lot of storms in his life but with the help of his family he came through stronger. I have good memories of him in childhood and recent visits so I will cherish those. I will never forget how he was always there for Mom (Aunt Betty).Truly a good man.
    May he Rest In Peace…..

  6. Angela Smith June 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you for being the BEST. I could have not made it through life without you. You are my Hero, Best Friend and my Father. I love and miss you very much. I look forward to seeing you again one day.

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