Daniel Lewis "Dan" Pate

December 22, 1937 ~ March 11, 2020 (age 82)

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Daniel Lewis “Dan” Pate, age 82 of Maysville, Georgia, formerly of Birmingham, Alabama & Melbourne, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 22, 1937, he was a son of the late Fred, Sr. & Phyllis Crawford Pate. Dan spent most of his life in Melbourne, Florida where he taught Physics & Aviation Science at Eau Gallie High School. He received numerous accolades during his teaching career and was awarded Teacher of the Year on multiple occasions. Dan enjoyed spending his summers at his Montana cabin in the mountains and was of the Non-Denominational Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Greg Pate, brothers, Fred Pate, Jr. & Johnny Pate, as well as his sister, Barbara Gibson.

Survivors include his daughter, Valerie Pate Gragg of Clarkesville, GA; granddaughters, Cassidy Gragg & Morgan Gragg, both of Clarkesville, GA; brothers, Kenny Pate & Bobby Pate; sister, Beth Moore, all of Alabama; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

Dan’s wishes were to be cremated.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later time.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 754-6256


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