William “Bill” Franklin Caten, Sr.

June 30, 1945 - May 2, 2022

06/30/1945 - 05/02/2022

Past Services

Friday May 06, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

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.

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Carla McGrath
10 days ago

Ken, my thoughts are with you. You and your father look a lot alike. Sorry for your loss.

Gayle Hughes
11 days ago

Bill, Jr. and family,

Memories are like warm breezes, quiet and comforting. I wish for you and your family many warm breezes.

Danny and Alice Collins
11 days ago

I’m sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. We will not be able to be at the visitation, but our love and prayers are with you.
Danny and Alice

Liesel Caten
11 days ago

Over the years you have always been missed. And you always will be.

Bill Caten
12 days ago

Hey bubba, thanks for a lifetime of memories. We love you.
Bill, Helen-Marie, Jordan, & Caleb

Debra Caten
12 days ago

I am so sorry for the loss you are all experiencing. I know how tough it is to lose a parent, expected or not. I loved your father deeply and really regret not getting to watch you two grow up. So many missed moments.

Gene Phelps
12 days ago

I will truly miss Bill. We spent good times fishing and hunting. I will always remember the many trips to his farm which he loved near Emporia and riding the ATVs through the woods. Rest in peace my friend.

Amy (Mathis') Wells
12 days ago

.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I have so many memories of Bill through the years. He was like a father to me for many years and would always help if I asked. He will be missed.

Kenny C.
12 days ago

Haaay Bubba! We’re sure going to miss you! Kenny, Katie, Tyler and Maggie.