Obituary: Raymond Eugene Pate

September 8, 1935 – May 16, 2020

Raymond Eugene Pate, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 5:20 A.M. on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born September 8, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clay Franklin and Grace (Flynn) Pate. He married Fay Pate on May 1, 1954, and she preceded him in death on January 16, 2019.

Raymond was a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1953 and owned and operated his own family farm.

Surviving are his children, Sandra Kay (Michael) Rech and Donald Ray (Cheryl) Pate; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Wade Daniel (Amanda) Allen and their daughter Lilly, Chad David (Megan) Allen and their children Malachi, Silas, and Zechariah, Christopher Ray Pate and his children David, Leland, and Ryeitt, Brandy Nicole (Nate) Colgan and their children Aaron, Abby, and Caleb, Alyson Marie (Aaron) Eichel, Samuel Michael (Ashley) Rech and their children Spencer and Alyssa, and Steven Taylor Rech; two sisters, Jewel Box and Wilma Jean (James) Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Ramona Fay Allen; and one brother, Melvin Franklin Pate.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Pinhook Cemetery with Wade Allen, Chad Allen, and Kerry Allen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pinhook Cemetery.

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