Douglas PateOctober 29, 1939 ~ March 22, 2017 (age 77)
Mr. Douglas Pate, passed away, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Scotland Regional Hospice in Laurinburg, NC, surrounded by his loving family.
Born October 29, 1939 he was a son of the late Willie Howard and Geneva Geddings Pate. He was a former mechanic at Oak River. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and a member of the Marlboro Masonic Lodge #88 A.F.M.. He loved to fish, hunt, spend time with his family, and visit the sick and shut ins.
He is survived by his wife Mary Frances Sweatt Pate; daughter, Phyllis Ann Pate Gentry of Winston Salem, NC; brother, William Alexander Pate of Laurel Hill, NC; sisters, Fonda Pate of Bennettsville, SC, and Latonna Lord (David) of Blenheim, SC; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents listed above; his sons Douglas Stevie Pate and Michael Howard Pate; brothers, William Howard Pate, Jr. and Keller Pate; sisters, Willie Bee Pate Sanders and Minnie Lee Pate Pruitt Winters
A Memorial Service with Masonic Rites is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Bennettsville with Pastor Barbara Webster officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service.
Memorials are suggested to: Shiloh United Methodist Church, PO Box 393, Bennettsville, SC 29512
On-line condolences may be made @www.burroughscooperfh.com
Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home is assisting the Pate family.