William “Willie” Pate

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

William “Willie” Pate, 69 of St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Blytheville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at his home.

Willie was born in Blytheville to William Earl and Arvell Gipson Pate. He was a retired carpenter and ran the City Fish Market for 25 years. Willie served his country with honor in the United States Army. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arvell; and brother, David Pate.

Willie is survived by his children, Josh Pate, Kristy Pate and David Stokes; his father, William Earl Pate of Blytheville; granddaughter, Kaitlin Harmon; brothers, Gary Pate of Blytheville and Stewart Pate of Dallas, Texas; and sister, Pam Flint of St. Joseph, Mo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitchell King, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.