William Tyson Pate, Sr., 81, of Cary, NC passed away on Friday, July 18th, 2014 in Norfolk. Born April 3, 1933, he was the son of the late Tyson P. and Pearl Pate. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Pate served as an editor with the Virginian-Pilot and Raleigh News & Observer newspapers. He was an active member of St. Michael’s Church in Cary, NC.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” C. Pate of Cary, NC; four sons, Chris Pate and his wife, Crystal of Virginia Beach, William Pate, Jr., of Cary, NC, Stephen Pate and his wife, Sandy of Cary, NC and Jeff Pate and his companion, Diane of Knightdale, NC; five grandchildren, Jon, Elizabeth, Emily, Joey, and Deanna Pate; a brother, Don Pate; and a sister, Patsy Stockstill.
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