March 4, 2022, 79, Goldsboro –
Retired Staff Sergeant Melvin L. Pate Sr., 79, of Goldsboro passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.
Mr. Pate was born in Wayne County on July 11, 1942 to the late Charles Lewis and Eula Raines Pate. He was retired from the United States Army having received the rank of Retired Staff Sergeant Melvin Lewis Pate Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Faith Davis Pate; one son, Melvin Lewis Pate Jr. and wife, Joyce of Goldsboro; two daughters, Tammy Pate Johnson and husband, Timothy of Goldsboro and Angela Pate Marshall and husband, Leon of Goldsboro; seven grandchildren, Tanya, Stephanie and husband, Nathan, Tyler, Andrew, Heather, Juston and wife, Hannah and Hannah; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Ethan and his special beloved pet, Buddy.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pate was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Thompson.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.