Stephen Lewis Pate 68 of Excelsior Springs, surrounded by loved ones passed on Monday November 20,2017.
Stephen was born on July 26,1949 to Charles Nolan Pate and Ila “Fern” (Zirjacks) Pate Arbuckle. He married Sandra Obermeier on May 30, 1970.
Stephen was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Army from 1967-1970. He worked for Guy’s Chips and, as their union rep for over 28 years, he later worked for Ozburn-Hessey.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles “David” Pate, and one sister, Martha (Pate) Burnett.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandy, and two children, daughter, LeAnn Pate, and son, Christopher (Alison) Pate of Lee’s Summit. He was known as Papaw to granddaughters, Felisha (Adam) Summers, RayAnne (Lance Shouse) McCubbin, Hailey and Sarah Pate; grandson, Benjamin Pate; great granddaughter, Marlee Summers; sisters, Charla (Max) Caurthers, Susan (Ron) Hill, Elaine (Gary) Gardener; and sister-in-law, Renna Pate. He had many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017, with memorial service following at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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