Dalton Pate – Obituary
Funeral services for Mr. Dalton Pate, 103, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating. Interment to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson, TX (Silas) community. Visitation for family and friends will be at 1PM, Wednesday , September 16, 2015 at Taylor Funeral Home.
Mr. Pate was born September 18, 1911, in Arcadia Community. Dalton was the son of the late Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate. Dalton was a simple man with no aspirations of fame or fortune. He lived his life by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. He loved his family and he loved his Lord. His Bible was almost exclusively his reading material.
He was born into farm life and never lost his love of planting and watching things grow. Anyone passing by his house in the spring would have seen him in his garden, well up into his late 90's, pushing his "idiot plow" or chopping that last sprig of grass. About the only thing that would get him out of the garden in the spring was an invite of "let's go fishing". Dalton loved to fish, it didn't matter if he caught a 5 lb bass or a hand size perch.
In the fall you might see his truck on the side of some back road. He would be in the woods with his 22 Rifle, or his 16 gauge in later years, and his dog, hunting squirrels. He would have some mutt that someone gave him, or a stray that turned up at his house, it didn't matter. Dalton would have it treeing squirrels in short order. Dalton didn't kill for the sake of killing, he loved squirrel dumplings. Biscuits, dumplings, and just about anything sweet and he was "good to go".
Dalton Pate is survived by two sisters, LaVerne Pate Hughes and Orine Pate Ingram; one son, Robert Glyndon Pate and wife, Helen of Timpson; three grandchildren, Debra Pate Smith and husband Paul of Timpson, Darryl Pate and wife, Debra of Crystal Beach, and Donna Pate of Timpson; 7great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and many relatives friends, and loved ones that will miss him greatly.
Dalton Pate is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Bruce and Myrtie Pate; his wife, LaVennie Darnell Pate; four brothers, Arvel, R.C. William, and Pershing Pate; and three sisters, LaMerle Monkres, Oleta Darnell, and Willie Day Green.
Pallbearers are Chad Pate, Jacob Duke, Cody Bailey, Michael Smith, Andy Terry, and Bobby Yarborough.
Honorary pallbears are Billy Magness, and George Duke.
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.