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Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Sunday May 29th, 2016
3:00pm

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Paul Pate

Marion- Paul C. Pate, 90, of Marion, passed away at 7:03 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Helia Healthcare in Energy. Paul was born on October 30, 1925 in Marion to Carl and Lillian (Tanner) Pate.  He married his loving wife of 69 years, Marvelene Norman, on November 9, 1946 at the First Methodist Church in Marion.  She preceded him in death on June 13, 2015. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army Air Corp and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.  He returned home and began a career as a carpenter for various local contractors before retiring as the owner operator of P&K Construction. He was Methodist.   Paul was also a member of the Carpenters Union, the American Legion and the Wally Byam Airstream Club.  He loved camping with his wife and airstream buddies at different locations throughout the United States.  He was truly loved by his family and will be dearly missed by his friends. Survivors include- Son- Steven Pate and wife Jean of Carterville Daughter- Paula Jo Brewer and husband Dennis of Naples, FL Grandchildren: Brad Brewer and wife Jennifer of Dallas, TX Melanie Gambil and husband Davin of Paducah, KY Scott Pate and wife Alicia of Spanish Fort, AL Sara Fisher and husband Brian of Marion Stefanie Peck and husband Matt of Carbondale Seven Great Grandchildren Brother- Dale Pate and wife Marian of Paris, IL Sister- Evelyn Kuykendell and husband JB of Marion Several nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers- Kenneth and Oral Pate. A service, celebrating the life of Paul C. Pate will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion.  Pastor Tim Ozment will officiate.  A time of gathering will begin at 2:00 PM at the church and extend until time of service.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at Norman Cemetery in Marion.  Memorial services were arranged at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Memorial donations are suggested to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Norman Cemetery and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL   62959.

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