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