Lewis Jackson Pate, age 74, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home in Sharpsburg surrounded by family. He was born in Lumpkin, Ga. on March 30, 1942 to the late James Jackson Pate and Melva Frazier Pate.
Along with his parents, Lewis is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Pate and brother, Billy Pate.
Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 54 wonderful years, Carolyn Cook Pate and his son Charles Pate and his wife Tammy. He is also survived by his grandchild Lauryn Pate; brothers, Robert (Nita) Pate, Ray Pate; sisters, Bonnie Pate and Marie Bishop.
At a young age Lewis knew the importance of hard work. He could always be found helping others in need. His entire career was spent at Southern Mills. He was a loving husband, caring father, great brother and a dear friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
The funeral service is Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan with Pastor J.C. Cook and Pastor Tim Cook officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Lewis's name to the American Lung Association, 2492 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com .
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580.