Leonard Ray “Len” Pate, 88, of Ashland City and formerly of Springfield, passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020 at Vantage Pointe Assisted Living in Ashland City. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday May 27th at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dr. Jason Wilkerson officiating. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Jim Porter Sunday School Class of Springfield First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. It is asked that everyone respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.
Mr. Pate was born August 10, 1931 in Hollywood, AL to the late Colonel L. and Ester Bell Stone Pate. He was a retired Warrant Officer with the U.S. Army, with over 21 years of service. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service in Korea. Mr. Pate was a member of Springfield First United Methodist Church. He was followed in death by his wife, Freda Long Pate, who died just 11 hours after his death.
Mr. Pate is survived by his children: Michael (Margaret) Pate of San Diego, CA, Joseph Lawrence of Ashland City, William (Kelly) Lawrence of Rainsville, AL, James (Teri) Lawrence of Mt. Juliet, and Sharon (Bob) Wilson of Chapmansboro, by his brother: Bobby Gene (Ann) Pate of Gulfport, MS, by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren
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