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Ernest Pate

October 12, 1949 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

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Ernest Melvin Pate, 74, of Chattanooga, TN passed away Thursday, November 30, 2023. He was born October 12, 1949 to the late Melvin and Mary Jo Pate. He was of the Baptist faith, worked with Boilermakers Local 454 for 33 years, graduated from Kirkman High School, and he served in the United States Marine Corp serving two tours in Vietnam,  loved Tennessee Vols football, watching Andy Griffith and Gun Smoke; but most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his Wife of 24 years; Judy Engram Pate, Daughter; Becky Pate, Sister, Wanda Wilcox, Brother; Bobby Pate.

Survivors include his Daughter, Amanda Payne, Son and Daughter-in-Law; Michael and Amber Pate, Mother; Geneva Graham, Sisters; Melba Guest and Melissa Rominger-Frederick, Brother; WD Pate, seven Grandchildren, Chase Payne, Bailey Nires, Teagan Payne, Isabelle Sergeant, Michael Pate, Jr., Eli Pate, Gavin Bell, several Nieces and Nephews and other loving family and friends to cherish his memory.

Condolences may be shared with the Pate family and live webcasting of the funeral can be seen at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, December 8, 2023 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory Rossville, Georgia.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the South Crest Chapel.

Inurnment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN

All arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory Rossville, Georgia.


Services

Visitation
Friday
December 8, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Funeral Service
Friday
December 8, 2023

1:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Friday
December 8, 2023

Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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