Orval Pate

orval pate
LINDEN Services for Orval Pate, 77, of Marietta will be at 2 PM, Saturday, March 17, 2007 in the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Chapel in Linden. Interment will be in O'Ferrell Cemetery. Mr. Pate was born Nov. 11, 1929 in Linden and passed away March 14, 2007 in a Houston hospital. He worked as a machinist in the chemical industry and was a Baptist. He is survived by his companion, June Muzny; two step sons, John Reginal Cook and Alford Allen Cook; three step grandsons, James Kent Cook of Pasadena; John William Cook of Austin; and Anthony Cook of Katy; two step granddaughters, Shannon Roberts of Winnie and Mona Lisa Green of Austin; and four step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Pate and parents, Rufus and Effie Bushart Pate. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Friday, March 16 at the funeral home.

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  1. June, John R, Uncle Allen, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss PawPaw. Josh and Ty send their love. We love ya'll. Keri, Josh and Ty Cook

  2. Orval Pate was a man with a gentle spirit. His large stature only meant there was more to love and respect.Orval loved the outdoors. He had to have a garden every year. He would have me digging potatoes, and picking tomatoes every chance he got, and I loved to do it. He would remember every cutting he gave me and ask if it was still living?He also loved to hunt and fish. I remember him putting me into a deer stand only for me to just sit there cold. But he knew I might kill a deer and that would have pleased him. His sense of humor was something else. Always trying to stir up some mischief. And my my he loved his grandchildren, if he could sing them a song while he rocked them as babies, or take them fishing as they grew older, this made his day. He was a fine man and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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