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Jesse Farrow Pate, III

December 3, 1951 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 70)


Jesse Farrow Pate, III, 70, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  Born in Davidson Co., He was the son of the late Jesse Pate, II and Geraldine Smith Pate.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Margaret Duke Pate of Woodbury; daughters, Rachel Hope Pate McFerrin and her husband, Daniel of Centertown and Hannah Faith Pate and her fiancé, Matthew White of Dunlap; grandchildren, Marshall Daniel McFerrin, Parker Dean McFerrin, Layla Ann Purvis and Jordon Maddox White and siblings, Sherry Pate (Gary) Wallace of Maine, Sandra Gail Dorsey (Donald Newsome) and Stacy (Glenda) Pate both of Georgia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Pate was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Vietnam era.  A member of the Woodbury United Methodist church, Jesse was a Methodist pastor for many years and enjoyed reading his bible daily.  He was also retired from Nissan Mfg. Corp.  In his younger years, he played the drums and played many shows with the Gilley Brothers Band.  He loved being outdoors, watching all kinds of sports “on full blast”, and was an avid pool player.  Additionally, he was a master in the art of sarcasm.  Above all, he enjoyed his time with his family, especially when he would visit and could just sit and talk as the hours passed.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation with his family will be after 10 am Thursday, June 9, 2022.  Funeral services will follow at 3 pm in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett and Bro. Rick McFerrin officiating.
For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help his family with funeral expenses. 
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June 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Funeral Service
June 9, 2022

3:00 PM
Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home
504 W. Main St.
Woodbury, TN 37190

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