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Ruben Eugene Pate Sr., 68

Ruben Eugene Pate Sr., 68, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Eugene was born on Friday, September 10, 1948 in Enola, Arkansas to the late Ruben and Ruby Pate.

Eugene was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, Mississippi stud and spending time at the Pate’s Deer Camp with the grandkids.

Eugene was preceded in death by a brother, Benny John Pate; two sisters, Ruby and Emma Sue and one stepson, Ricky Childress.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife Susan Pate of 23 years; six children, Carlon (John) Vaughan of Ponte Vedra, Florida, Kim (Jon) Klindt of Austin, Arkansas, Angel (Steve) Honeywell of Camp, Arkansas, Eugene (Mechelle) Pate Jr. of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Adam (Amber) Pate of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Brandon (Caroline) Childress of North Little Rock, Arkansas; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Ricky Lynn (Roseann) Pate of Sheridan, Arkansas; four sisters, Barbara Ann Walker, Reta Leadingham, Kay Crook, Nell Payton; and by many nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at First General Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 12 from 6-8 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Interment will follow after the service at Arkansas memorial Gardens in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of  A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

28 Comments

  • Charles Pate Posted April 10, 2017 6:50 PM

    As cousins go, you were the best! You fought a good fight and set a great example for us to follow, Love you Eugene. Susan, and kids you have my love and are in our prayers

  • Diane Mitchell Posted April 10, 2017 7:04 PM

    Eujean Pate

  • Diane Mitchell Posted April 10, 2017 7:09 PM

    I always as a child looks up to my Uncle Eujean, he was my hero!!! We had so much fun growing up together !
    I will miss him deeply in my heart ❤️!
    He is with all of our love once that has passed befor is!!!
    Love you Uncle Eujean!!!

  • Sandra Silvey Posted April 10, 2017 8:20 PM

    Eugene was a long time friend of my husband Jon Silvey. He and Jon enjoyed hunting and fishing together and talking about cars. my husband passed away a couple years ago so I guess they can continue their talks once again. Prayers for your family.

  • Carla & Randy Key Posted April 10, 2017 8:21 PM

    I love you & I will always remember those wonderful Hugs !!! I sure hope your giving “UKI” a ear full. So much love to all! You will be missed! ♥️

  • Jennifer McDearmon Posted April 10, 2017 8:33 PM

    My condolences go out to the Pate family and prayers for comfort and peace during this time. Brother Eugene will be dearly missed by all those that knew him. He was always very kind and genuine to me and my family and I respected him a great deal.

  • Barbara Posted April 10, 2017 8:43 PM

    My prayers are with you all! May the Lord bring you comfort and the “Peace that passes all understanding. Love & Prayers

  • Carolyn Alderman Hill Posted April 10, 2017 8:44 PM

    Always will remember the special times when me and mom visited…..

  • Barbara K Mills Posted April 10, 2017 8:46 PM

    My prayers are with you all! May the Lord bring you comfort and the “Peace that passes all understanding. Love & Prayers

  • Tim b. My city towing Posted April 10, 2017 10:31 PM

    Dang mr.pate,gone miss you old man

  • Sherry Lyn Martin Posted April 11, 2017 1:49 AM

    TO THE PATE FAMILY WE WERE PRAYING HE WOULD BEAT THAT MONSTER , WE ARE SO SORRY HE LOST HIS BATTLE BUT THE GOOD LORD MUST HAVE HAD A GLORIOUS PLAN FOR EUGENE TO HAVE TOOK HIM SO SOON . FEEL COMFORT THAT HE IS NO LONGER IN PAIN . THIS IS TO PATE IF YOU SEE DAD(JACKY SMITH) TELL HIM I <3 HIM THANKS ……………………………………………………………………………………..GOD BLESS PATE FAMILY …………………………………………………………………………………..WILLIAM(JERRY) & SHERRY MARTIN ..

  • Kaye and Jerry Bell Posted April 11, 2017 7:29 AM

    Me. Eugene will be greatly missed. So many people cared for him. I’m sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come Adam, Kim, Dunnie and Sistet Reta. Much love.

  • Mr&mrs James menard Posted April 11, 2017 7:30 AM

    Our deepest condolences for your family prayers

  • Elizabeth Ann Ftench Posted April 11, 2017 8:06 AM

    My deepest condolences. And please God if this be you will Raise Brother Reuben Eugene back to life. In Jesus Precious Holy Name. Amen

  • Elizabeth Ann Ftench Posted April 11, 2017 8:38 AM

    My deepest condolences. And please God if this be you will Raise Brother Reuben Eugene Pate back to life. In Jesus Precious Holy Name. Amen

  • Elizabeth Ann French Posted April 11, 2017 8:40 AM

    My deepest condolences. And please God if this be you will Raise Brother Reuben Eugene Pate back to life. In Jesus Precious Holy Name. Amen

  • Joyce williams and merle teague Posted April 11, 2017 8:43 AM

    The Lord needed another Angel and took you home. Mr. Pate was a great man…I live right down the street from his car place. Your soul is at rest…cancer is a terrible ordeal…and you fought the battle until the end. Sending prayers and love during this time of sorrow

  • William Carr Posted April 11, 2017 9:39 AM

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Ruben at Chicopee.

  • Reta (Pate)Leadingham sister Posted April 11, 2017 9:51 AM

    My heart is heavy, and praying for the Pate family . I will miss my brother.but never forget him. He was a good man.

  • Tyressa Stafford Posted April 11, 2017 11:53 AM

    I love you uncle Eugene
    you will truly be missed
    but we will all see you again in heaven

  • Veronica Vanaman Posted April 11, 2017 4:16 PM

    The world has lost a great man, but heaven is a sweeter place with Pate’s spirit in the midst. Carl & I always had great respect for Pate. He will be sorely missed. I am praying for God to keep you all in the palm of His hand. Lean on Him and He will comfort you & give you strength. Love you all!

  • Phyllis casey Posted April 11, 2017 9:04 PM

    Sorry for your loss this is his cousin Phyllis Casey I’m so sorry I didn’t even know he was sick God bless you all and he was a good person and he will be missed very much

  • Jr & Barbara Key Posted April 12, 2017 7:40 AM

    Our prayers are with all the family may God give you comfort during this time

  • Jr & Barbara Key Posted April 12, 2017 7:40 AM

    Our prayers are with all the family may God give you comfort during this time

  • Kathy Kumpe Posted April 12, 2017 1:01 PM

    Adam, I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Charlie hill and Aaron. Hill Posted April 12, 2017 1:15 PM

    Love ya

  • John Duggins Posted April 12, 2017 1:29 PM

    Mr. Pate was a kind and loving man and will be missed greatly. My prayers for the family during this time.

  • Sandra Williams and Family Posted August 18, 2018 12:32 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the Pate family and Friends. Eugene is a good man Sorry to hear of his passing. His sister Nell and I went to school together and have been life long friends. I was always at Eugene’s mom and dad’s house I miss everyone in that family. Your all such dear ppl. Rest in peace Eugene.

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