William (Bill) Franklin Caten, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022. Bill was born on June 30, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas to William Howard (Bob) Caten and Mary Etta Bowden. He was a graduate of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA. Bill was predeceased by his wife Sharon, his mother, Mary, and his father, Bob Caten.
Bill leaves behind a sister, Rebecca Ellis, his sons (Sharon Caten) Bill Caten, Jr. and Ken Caten, and his daughter (Debra Caten) Liesel Caten. Bill was blessed with nine grandchildren; (Bill & Helen-Marie) Spencer, Sutton, and Kendall Fox, and Jordan and Caleb Caten; (Kenny & Katie) Tyler and Maggie Caten; and (Liesel) Tyler and Erich Mullin. Bill also has two great-grandchildren, (Sutton & Morgan) Lily and Kellan Wible.
Bill retired after working at the City of Virginia Beach as a project manager. Bill enjoyed spending time outdoors and passed on his passion and knowledge volunteering through his many roles in Boy Scouts, and with the Virginia Hunter Education Program, as a Master Instructor. Bill’s passion for scouting is shared by both of his sons who earned the Rank of Eagle Scout and grandsons Tyler and Erich Mullin (in progress). Bill cherished his many enduring friendships especially those bonds that were formed while hunting and fishing.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel at 5033 Rouse Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Bill’s family is asking that a donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) be made in his honor.