John William Pate
1935 - 2020
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COTTONDALE - John William Pate, age 85, born January 10, 1935, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2020. He was a wonderful provider for his family and a model of consistency for all.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sara Katherine Pate. They were married for 48 years. He was also preceded in death by his parents, William Harvey Pate and Sadie Bell Pate; his sister, Gladys Ruth Stallings and brother-in-law, Cecil Stallings.
He is survived by his daughters, Sheree Gibson(Ralph) and Sheila Hughett (Dave); and one son, Randy Pate (Penny); grandchildren, Erik Gibson (Lauren), James Hughett (Stefany), Leigh Garrison (Tyler), Leslie Filippo (Derrik), Stephen Hughett (Lyndsye), Katie Hinson (Drew) and Wesley Pate. He is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, his Cottondale Baptist Church and Focus friends.
Visitation will be at Memory Chapel on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Memory Hill Gardens with Bro. Dan Arsenault officiating and Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.

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Published in Tuscaloosa News on Jul. 2, 2020.
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Denestia Hamner
July 2, 2020
Randy and Katie so sorry! Our prayers are with you!!
Richard & Rosanne Wilkerson
July 2, 2020
John was one of the kindest men I've ever known. He was such an encourager to me each Sunday morning. Faithful. Smiling. Serving the Lord. A dear brother in Christ who will be greatly missed.
David Bailey
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