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Michael Calvin Pate

Michael Calvin Pate

MICHAEL C. PATE

March 11, 1941 – August 1, 2013

ZEBULON – Michael Calvin Pate, 72, died Thursday.  A native of Wake county he was son to the late Calvin McCoy & Virginia Brannon Pate.  Michael graduated from Wakelon High School and served in the U. S. Army.  He worked for IBM for many years, but he was a Tobacco Farmer.  He loved his Farmalls.  He was devoted to his family.  His brother, Gerald Pate also preceded him in death.

Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, Wakefield Central Baptist Church.  Burial, Wakefield Cemetery.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years; Frances Kimball Pate, daughter; Terri Lynn Pate, brother; Phillip Pate (Gail), all of Zebulon, sister; Kay Gray (John) of Richmond, VA, granddaughter; McKinsey Medlin, special family; Tommy Pate (Evelyn), Darrell Pate (Heather), Dale Pate (Kristen), Betty Fuller, Linda Kimball, & Donna Bullock, many other nieces & nephews.

Flowers welcomed or memorials to Wakefield Central Baptist Church Building Fund.

Visitation, 6-8 pm, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, and other times  at Terri Lynns’ home, 8000 Riley Hill Rd., Zebulon.  www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

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