Richard K. Pate, 48, Bedford

Richard K. Pate of Bedford, known to family and friends as “Ricky,” passed away Wednesday afternoon at Dunn Memorial hospital at the age of 48.

Richard was born in 1960 in Martinsville to parents Austin Pate and Carol Willis.
He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Michael and Bobby Pate; one sister Sherry Swinney; as well as several neices and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday at Ferguson – Lee Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hayes Cemetery.