Johnny Earl Pate
Johnny Earl Pate, 74, of Lepanto, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 11, 1947, in Marked Tree to Earl and Rachel Morrison Pate. He served his country with honor from 1964 to 1970 in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenny Pate.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 54 years, Darline Moorman Pate of the home, one son, John Michael Pate (Michelle) of Lepanto; four daughters, Debra Cole of Smiths Station, Ala., Tammie Stanford of Harrisburg, Kim Lamb and husband Wade of Harrisburg and Terri Jennings and husband Randy of Lepanto; one brother, Curtis Pate of Lepanto; one sister, Barbara Gossage of Mulberry; nine grandchildren, Brandon, John, Brandi, Darian, Ayson, Amber, Clayton, Weston and Kayden, and 10 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Jordan, Paisley, Emily, Brystol, Gabe, Fitz, Sawyer, Bodi and Salem.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Brandon Cole, John Stanford, Ayson Lamb, Clayton Jennings, Weston Stanford and Kayden Jennings.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at Delancey Funeral Home in Lepanto. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Potter Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Delancey Funeral Home in Lepanto.