Obituaries

Obituaries

James R. "J.R." Pate Jr. 1914 - 2005 Lawrence

Inurnment services for James R. "J.R." Pate Jr., 90, Lawrence, will be in Westernville Cemetery in Westernville, N.Y., at a later date.Mr. Pate died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Mars Bluff, S.C., the son of James R. Sr. and Charity Rachel Pate. He moved to Westernville in 1964 and later moved to Lawrence in 2000. He lived at Babcock Place before moving to the Eudora Nursing Home.Mr. Pate served as a combat medic during World War II, with the 70th Infantry Division. He was assigned to Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s and 1960s and also had overseas assignments in Korea and Germany. He retired in 1964. He was a member of American Legion Post 1846 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Westernville.He married Annie Van Dresar. She died in 1989.Survivors include many nieces and nephews.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com" target="_blank">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.