A True Legend Has Passed
Forrest Wallace “Wally” Cato
Our dear friend and legendary Image Branding Specialist Forrest Wallace “Wally” Cato, age 74, passed away on Nov. 23, 2015 at University Medical Center, after a valiant fight with diabetic complications.
Wally was a resident of Lebanon, TN and formerly a long-time resident of Woodstock, GA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Geneva Cato Gomer and Baker Gleaves Cato; his wife, Wanda Dillard Cato; and his sister, Peggy Cato Jeffrey.
He is survived by his sister and caregiver, Betty Cato Atkins; his sister, Martha Cato Yokley; a niece and four nephews.
Wally was a graduate of Rockwood
High School in Rockwood, TN. He attended The University of
Oxford in Oxford, England, while serving four years in the U.S.
Wally will be laid to
rest on his birthday, Friday, December 18 at 11:00 AM,
Funeral arrangements by Nashville Funeral and Cremation - 615-256-1605
Forrest Wallace Cato (Wally, as his friends call him) is one of the very few true ‘Legends’ in any profession… From ‘Ghost Writing’ books that have made the The New York Times Top 10 Best Seller list to getting his clients on the front cover of magazines, 60 Minutes, 20/20, etc. He’s done it all for professionals.
This award-winning financial and motivational journalist, has interviewed five U.S. Presidents, three Prime Ministers, one King, and such notables as the Dalai Lama, Ted Turner and Bill Gates. Plus, he has written speeches, articles and screenplays.
Wally served for over 35-years as a media advocate for Financial Professionals, Singers, Actors, Motivational Speakers, Authors and many other professionals in eleven countries. In short, he obtained local, regional, national, and international targeted media exposures for his clients... to significantly improve their marketing results!
His list of clients includes such notable people as, Elvis Presley, Zig Ziglar, Charles ‘Tremendous’ Jones, Loren Dunton and Mehdi Fakharzadeh.
Wally with Zig Ziglar, Charles ‘Tremendous’ Jones and Mehdi Fakharzadeh.
Wally was the former editor of Financial Planning and Trusts & Estates magazines. He was editor-in-chief of The Inspirator International, the largest-circulation English language magazine in all Pacific-Rim countries, which is devoted to sales training, personal improvement, and money management.
A screen writer and author, Wally
wrote several screen plays for the Kennedy Center and
Television. He is the author of: 'You
Can Sell Like Ben, Mehdi, Norm & Ed', 'Mehdi’s Fast-Track Sales
& Success System, 'What It Takes To Make You Great', 'Napoleon
Hill Heroes', 'Sales Promotional Image Building',
Hill's Fast-Success Profile.' and
Wally also helped edit, publish, promote and wrote the introduction to the following books…
"Financial Planning As I Conceived It" by financial planning pioneer John B. Keeble, III, JD.
"The First Words About Financial Planning." by Loren Dunton, founder of financial planning.
"Make Your Walls Tumble" by BBC-TV personality Rev. Dr. John Lutwyche Clemens.
"Helping Clients Can Make You Rich" by insurance sales super-star Sid Friedman.
"My First 65-Years In Advertising" by direct mail advertising Hall-of-Fame honoree Maxwell B. Sackheim.
"Your Book Of Financial Planning" by the co-founder of financial planning, Loren Dunton.
"Tremendous People I Have Hugged" by Charles ‘Tremendous’ Jones author of the best-selling leadership classic, "Life Is Tremendous", and recognized as an international authority on leadership dynamics.
"The Science Of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles.
Wally was personally published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Times of London, Barrons, McLeans, Money Magazine, Reader's Digest and many other publications.
He received the Lifetime Financial Writer's Award from the Money School of Boston, and the Financial Writer Award from the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP, now FPA), plus the Financial Profiles magazine 2005 Financial Writer of the Year Award.
Wally was featured on the cover of the IARFC Register and Financial Services magazines...
As a legendary media advocate, popular financial
writer, and early editor of Financial Planning magazine he annually presented the Cato
Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism to
those recipients whose literary efforts are a major contribution
to the financial services profession.
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