Christopher Martin Pate "Mr. Peachy", 52, of Utica, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born September 26, 1967 in Daviess County. Chris was retired from Owensboro Municipal Utilities as an electronic technician and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church. He was a U. S. Marine veteran and a member of the Monsarrat Masonic Lodge #379 having served as a master mason, was a Shriner, and member of the Rizpah Temple. Chris was a 1985 graduate of Daviess Co. High School, loved the outdoors, and taking long walks in the woods. He was an enthusiast of older trucks, and all types of motorsports, enjoyed building a nice warm fire, and driving off-road vehicles.
Chris fought a long hard battle with multiple myeloma for 10 years. No matter how he felt, he still tried to have a great sense of humor making people laugh, and maintain a positive attitude. Chris was a great and loving husband, father, "Poppy", son, big brother, grandson, and uncle. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert H. "Bobby" Pate on January 25, 2018.
Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Kerensa Pate, two sons, Cody Lawrence Pate of Hartford and Christopher Cale Pate of Utica, a grandson, Hank Henderson Pate of Hartford, his mother, Libby Hudson and step-father Richard of Hartford, his grandmother, Catherine "Mimi" Martin of Owensboro, a sister, Jill Noelle Humphrey and husband LaValton of Owensboro, a step-brother, Crit Hudson and wife Jenny of Owensboro, a step sister, Angel Boyken of Hartford, mother and father-in-law, Sue and Charles Brown of Whitesville, a brother-in-law, Krestien Brown and wife Elizabeth of Whitesville, nephews, Austin Bean, Matthew and Marshall Boyken, Michael Truschke, and Harrison Brown, nieces, Kinsley Brown and Gracie Hudson, stepmother, Barbara "Bopper" Green of Owensboro, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The funeral service for Christopher Pate will be Noon Monday, March 9, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Elmwood Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 1 PM until 6 PM Sunday and after 10 AM Monday at the funeral home Masonic services will be held at Sunday at the funeral home.
The family would like to express appreciation to Dr. Jewraj Maheshwari (who Chris liked to call "Baby") and his staff for all the love and compassionate care they gave Chris throughout his illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation (which helps veterans build or find homes), 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or to the Heartford House, c/o of Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences for the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.
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