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Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL

OBITUARY

Wilburn H Pate

May 28, 1937June 28, 2020

Wilburn H. Pate of Hoover, AL passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 83. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Mr. Pate was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn Hobson Pate, Sr. and Nora Watkins Pate; parents-in-law, Omri Britian Warren and Ellie Self Warren; and his sister-in-law, Nanci-Kay Pate. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Gale Warren Pate; a son, Michael Keith Pate (Suzanne); his two daughters, Dawn Pate and Page Helm (Dennis); a brother, Doug Pate; grandchildren, Casey (Olesea), Joshua (Ashley), Adam (Lauren), Clint (Katie), Kera, and D.J.; great grandchildren, Eli, Christian, Maggie, Ellie, and Emory; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 beginning at 2 pm in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, AL. Ridout’s Trussville Chapel directing.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Josh Pate

July 6, 2020

Pop, we love you and we will miss you so much! ~Josh, Ashley, and Maggie

Randy Tyner

July 4, 2020

Will pate did not let the progression of Parkinson prevent him from sharing his love for his family by cooking late breakfast. He was humbled by his mother in law She would point out to will that she could personally have done a better job on a project he would show to her. He reminded me often that his wife was the true artist. I spent every other wed milking will’s brilliant mind, testing his extreme patience , and continued to challenge his woodturning expertise with some time demanding project. I will miss his wisdom and mentoring. I can’t imagine will competing in square dance in those size 13 shoes. I also would have loved to Have seen him playing in a rock band in the 60s. He enjoyed recently spending time with his brother in his shop. I will miss being greeted good morning sunshine.

Randy Tyner

July 4, 2020

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Sara & Jerry Dismukes

July 3, 2020

We will always have special memories of Will and Pat as we met learning to square dance many years ago. We have shared great memories of trips and fellowships together and he will always be missed. Love to all of you. S.

Phil Duffy

July 1, 2020

Will was a special.

Maurice Clabaugh

July 1, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. I and our fellow woodturners continue to miss him at our meetings. Will never knew a stranger. He was always helping anyone who had a problem, even if it wasn't a "wood" problem. Several times I approached Will with a turning tool problem and the next meeting he would have "a tool that should solve the problem". I have rarely met someone so kind, caring, and so full of life. We spent many hours sharing thoughts of how to turn certain pieces of wood and discussing problems in life. Will was always trying new techniques and styles in his wood expressions. I often wondered how Will found so many "different pieces of wood" to challenge his tool skills.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, he spoke lovingly of his family, each time we met. Like you, I will miss him greatly. He was a blessing in my life and a very dear friend.

FROM THE FAMILY