S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder, died early Monday morning at the age of 93. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones.
The company has announced a schedule for events for public to pay respects to Mr. Cathy:
There will be two public viewings at First Baptist Church Jonesboro, at which the public may pay respects to Cathy. The first will is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, following a private family viewing. Another public viewing is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, immediately preceding the funeral service.
Public Funeral Service
A public funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church Jonesboro Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. The public is asked to park at nearby Tara Stadium, 1055 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro, GA 30236, and take the shuttle to the funeral. Shuttles will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from Tara Stadium to First Baptist Church Jonesboro and from First Baptist Church Jonesboro to Tara Stadium immediately following the public funeral service until 4:30 p.m.
Cathy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannette McNeil Cathy; sons Dan T. and Don "Bubba" Cathy; daughter Trudy Cathy White; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.