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Paul Pate '66 May 17, 2019 12:15 PM updated: May 17, 2019 12:18 PM

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Paul E. Pate
June 15, 1931 - April 18, 2019

Paul E. Pate went to Heaven on April 18, 2019. He was born on June 15, 1931 to Otis and Effie (Parsons) Pate in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. After completing high school in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Paul came to Texas to attend Baylor University. Upon graduation from Baylor, he went on to complete degrees from Texas A&M and two from Harvard University in Architecture. Paul’s first job upon graduating from Harvard was to become the Project Architect for Northpark Shopping Center. From there, he was called to Texas A&M University as the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture. He remained at Texas A&M until he opened his own office, Paul Pate Architects in 1957 and practiced architecture in the College Station and Dallas areas until his retirement.

Paul’s education years were interrupted by his service to his country, where he was a Navy pilot, achieving the designation of Lieutenant. Paul always considered being a Navy pilot his finest professional achievement. He was a kind, gentle soul who loved the Lord and was instrumental as a teenager in Ft. Smith in bringing his beloved parents to the Lord. Paul cared deeply for the Lord, his family and friends. Laughter was always a beautiful part of his existence. Paul’s union with Sara Garrett, who predeceased him, produced five children whom he loved with all his heart.

Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Joan Burch Pate; daughters, Jane Pate Cohen, Sara Lee Pate Bullock, Julie Pate Speer and husband, Carter, and Sharon Pate Winneker and husband, Mark; son, Paul Scot Pate; his favorite “step”, Stacy Akin; his adored grandchildren, Payton Speer, Crockett Speer, Carson Winneker and Maxwell Winneker; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Effie Pate; his first wife, Sara Pate; and his brother, Alton Lewis Pate.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.


Graveside Service with Military Honors
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211


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