Henry Pate, age 94, Inverness, died July 25, 2013, under Hospice of Citrus County care. Henry was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Colquitt, Ga., to the late Ana Norris and Victoria (Duncan) Pate.
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He served our country in the United States Army during World War II, seeing action in Rome, Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in France on Jan. 6, 1945. Henry was a member of VFW No. 4337 in Inverness and the Masonic Lodge in New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann Pate in 2000 and a brother, Oscar A. Pate. Survivors include his dear friend, Mary Cleveland, Inverness; daughter and son-in-law Doretha and Thomas Workman, Deltona, Fla.; stepsons Thomas D. Barclay III of Rome, Ga., and Donald W. Barclay and Joseph T. Barclay, both of North Augusta, S.C.; three stepdaughters, Roberta S. Goslen of Conyers, Ga., Jeanne Jones of Aiken, S.C., and Kathleen A. Malarkey of North Augusta, S.C.; and their families. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. Inurnment will be at the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 28, 2013