Hilton Pate, Jr


Obituary Notice

Hilton Pate, Jr 81 of Little Rock, died Saturday, August 11, 2001. Born and raised in Little Rock, Mr. Pate was an employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and retired from the Bray Oil Company of Los Angeles, CA. Second Baptist Church of Little Rock was his place of worship for over 50 years, and he was a member of Chapter 34 of AARP. He was a graduate of Little Rock High School and Little Rock Junior College. He was preceded in death by his father, H. Hilton Pate, Sr. and his mother, Pearl Blagg Pate, both originally of Booneville, AR. Mr. Pate became interested in drama during his years at Little Rock Junior College; out of that interest grew his passion for movies and movie trivia. His other passion was making family and friends around the country laugh with his creatively humorous letters and cards, which he sent faithfully throughout his adult life. Mr. Pate's dry wit, stories, and thoughtfulness will be deeply missed by a myriad of friends and cousins but particularly Mrs. Mary Frances Frederick, who was more like a sister than a cousin.

The family will receive friends at Ruebel Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday followed by his funeral service which will be held Tuesday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Ray Higgins and Rev. Blake McKinney. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 222 E. 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

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