CHAPEL HILL-James “Luke” Luther Cathell, Jr, age 63, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Duke University Hospital. He was the son of the late Dr. James Luther Cathell, and Drusilla Martin Cathell.
Luke was employed for many years as a Senior Program Analyst with GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, NC. He was deeply invested in the community at Christ the King Church in Durham, NC, and loved to teach children’s Sunday school. He will be remembered as a man that loved his family and his church fellowship. His kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by his friends and loved ones.
Luke is survived by his wife, Dr. Sarah Mason, his daughter, Jaime Dunaway and husband, Rev. Chris Dunaway of Portsmouth, NH; his son, Jesse Cathell of Lubbock, TX; his sister, Marty Hernandez and husband, Vince of Hampstead, NC and his nephews, Vinnie Hernandez and Matt Hernandez.
A memorial service will be held 11: 30 a.m. Saturday , October 3, 2015 at Christ the King Church , 4405 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707 with Rev. Frank Venable officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814 or Christ the King Church.
Arrangements for the family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com, select Obituaries.