Henry Samuel Cathey Jr.

Published 5:58 pm Thursday, June 27, 2019

Henry Samuel Cathey Jr., 83, of Kill Devil Hills, died June 21, 2019, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks.

Born July 21, 1935, in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jessie Broome and Henry S. Cathey Sr. After graduating from high school in Oak Park, Ill. in 1954, he joined the United States Air Force and served his country honorably from 1959 until July 1961.

Henry then returned to college, graduating from the University of Tennessee and began his career in the insurance claims adjusting field. In 1971, he joined The Hartford Insurance Group in Falls Church, Va. as the office manager, where he met his wife Peggy. They were married in 1976 and moved to the home office in Hartford, Conn. In 1987, Henry and Peggy moved to Lancaster, Va. in the Northern Neck where they built a home on the water. In 2010, they moved to Kill Devil Hills, where Henry began constructing guitars in the woodworking shop they built.

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Survivors include wife of 43 years Peggy Cathey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Susie Poole; and other family.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on July 19 at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo. Inurnment will take place at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.