February 18, 1939 ~ April 23, 2022
Born in: Yancey County, NC
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC
George Lewis Pate, 83, of Swannanoa, NC, went home to be with the Lord after passing away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Born February 18, 1939, in Yancey County, NC, George was the son of the Late Mack Daniel Pate and Edna Gardner Pate. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Judy Worley Pate of Canton, NC.
He is survived by his daughters; Janet Lyles and Tamra Gilbert (Darren) both of Swannanoa and a son, Terry Pate of Black Mountain; grandson, Cameron Lyles; great-grandson, Tyven Lyles both of Burnsville, NC and a sister; June Pate Watkins of Fletcher; and a niece, Tina Robinson (Steve) of Black Mountain.
George served 4 years in the US Army. He retired after 30 years from Norfolk-Southern Railway.
He was member of Swannanoa Free Will Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 28 @ 10:00 a.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made to the Swannanoa Free Will Baptist Church, 200 Park St., Swannanoa, NC 28778. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.
Burial: April 28, 2022 10:00 am
Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711