Leon “Blue” Pate, age 83, of Hot Springs, died Monday, June 18, 2012.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Hot Springs, the son of Lon D. Pate and Ruth Marie Keith Pate. On Dec. 28, 1965, he was married to Florence L. “Flo” Brewer, who preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Leon was a self-employed painter.
He is survived by three daughters, Kelly Prentiss, of Missouri, Sue Sexton, of Magnet Cove and Veta Addison, of Hot Springs; two grandchildren; and one sister, Clara Fern Pate, of Hot Springs.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 22 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, with Robert Reed officiating.
Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held today from 6 until 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Steve Sexton, David Dockery, Landon Dockery, Ray Hankins, Timothy Tague and Austin Price.
Guest registry is at http://www.davis-smith.com.