Ray Pate

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Ray Pate LUBBOCK-Ray Thurman Pate was born May 28, 1921, at home on the family ranch near Kenna, N.M., to Lonnie Joel Pate and Lennie Addie (Bartlett) Pate. He attended school in Kenna and Milnesand, N.M. Ray married Johnnie Bowley on July 3, 1941, in Portales, N.M.; after sixty eight years she preceded him in death on April 9, 2009. Ray served in the United States Army during World War II. Ray was an ordained minister with a degree from Howard Payne University. Ray pastored churches in Texas and New Mexico. Surviving children are Sherry Vestal and husband Jimmy of Jacksboro, Texas; Joel Pate and wife Chris of Mayhill, N.M.; and Rana St. Clair and husband Mike of Lubbock, Texas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Donna DeAguero; great -grandson, Casey; four brothers; and sister. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Combest Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Encounter at Shadow Hills Baptist Church with burial to follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Please celebrate the life of Ray by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 7, 2014
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