Dennis R. Cates age 88 of Greeneville passed away Wednesday August 16, 2023. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a US Army Veteran. He graduated University of Tennessee in 1960. He retired as an accountant for TRW. He is survived by his of wife of 44yrs Brenda Doty Cates, son and daughter-in-law Dean and Teresa Cates, daughter Donna Cates, grandchildren Dylan, Jacob, and Lauren Cates, great grand daughter Josie, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Glennie and Alice Cates, 3 brothers Dewey, James, and George Cates, 2 sisters Louise Parnell and Frances Hodgkins. There will be a funeral service on Sunday August 27, 2023 at 2pm in Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. The graveside service will follow in Graceland Memorial Gardens Rev. Dr. David Green officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Botts, Phil Gentry, Larry Bible, Guy Davis, Fred Sorrells, and George Bradley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tunnell to Towers organization or a organization of the donor's choice in Dennis's memory.