George Pate

December 27, 1928, November 05, 2017

George E. Pate

George E. Pate, 88, of Nederland, died Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born on December 27, 1928, in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, to Vada Nichols Pate and Luther Melvin Pate.

George retired from Goodyear as a maintenance foreman after thirty years of service. He was a fifty-year member of Nederland Lodge #1368 A.F. & A.M. George enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting, walking, and mechanics. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Nederland and was an avid Bulldog fan. He will be remembered as a loving husband, daddy, and Papa.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-eight years, Ann Pate of Nederland; daughters, Kathy Farris and her husband, John, of Colmesneil; Debby Madding and her husband, Rob, of Jasper; and Jan Pate of Nederland; grandchildren, Tim Farris and his wife, Chrystal; Lori Johnson and her husband, Steve; Kim McMains and her husband, Cory; Clint Chambless and his wife, Brooke; Derek Chambless and his wife, Lyndsi; Lindsey Madding; and Lauren Grigsby and her husband, Jason; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Evelyn Williams of McAlestar, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Vada Pate; and sister, Faye White.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Pate may be made to First Baptist Church, 1911 Nederland Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

A gathering of Mr. Pate’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.


A Gathering of Mr. Pate's Family and Friends
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, November 09, 2017
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, November 09, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (8)

  • Bill & Sue Johnson

    10 November 2017 at 19:07 | #


    We just got home about an hour ago and read this about your Dad. I am SO SORRY we didn't know anything about it. We've been at lakehouse all week.
    Bill & I will always remember George and I know there's a hole in your heart. I love you and if you need anything please call me. Again, I am so sorry we were gone.


  • Steve and Gayla DeRouen & Family

    08 November 2017 at 19:31 | #

    Our special thoughts and prayers for this Loving Family.


  • Carmen Dugas

    07 November 2017 at 17:01 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayer is for our Loving God to wrap his arms around all of you. What a beautiful family and precious memories. Love you all, Carmen


  • Curt Hyde

    07 November 2017 at 14:32 | #

    Sorry for your loss


  • Chuck Haley

    07 November 2017 at 14:18 | #

    George was a good man who will be missed. I am grateful to have worked with him and to have known him.


  • So sorry for the loss. It was a pleasure to work and get to know an amazing man. I know that he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness.

    07 November 2017 at 13:42 | #

    J.B. and Kathy Oakes


  • Karen Coleman

    07 November 2017 at 00:49 | #

    So sorry for your loss. The memories of Uncle George and everyone during visits to Grandma and Grandpa Pate’s farm will always be with me. What a wonderful man.


  • Terrell and Pamela Broussard

    07 November 2017 at 00:39 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was an amazing man and will truly be missed.


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