Elijah Carl Pate, age 79, of Kirbyville, Missouri and Mena, Arkansas passed away in his home on Monday, April 26th of 2021. He was born February 22nd of 1942 in Norman, Arkansas to James Willis Pate and Dorthey Brumley Pate.
Elijah was united in marriage to the love of his life, Betty Jane Wilson on January 25th, 1965. He and his wife owned a very successful landscaping business in Mena for over 30 years. He loved to fish and spend his free time playing his guitar and visiting with his grandchildren and children. He was a very devoted and loving father, grandfather, and a true gentleman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Loving wife Betty; Daughter Donna J Howell and her husband Mike; Siblings Ruby Cornet, Josephine Cameron, Aileen Spurling and Clifford Pate. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Tarver and husband James; Grandchildren Angela Ware and husband Fred, Jason Beaver and fiancée Shelby, James Beaver and wife Stacey, Marissa Beaver and Kelhan Howell; Great-Grandchildren Alexander and Benjamin Altaffer; Twin brother Enoch Pate and wife Darlene; Brothers James Pate and wife Loretta, John Pate and sister Almeda Tyree. As well as a host of other family and friends.
Graveside Services will be Tuesday, May 4th of 2021 at 2 p.m. with Brother Carl Smith officiating at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork, Arkansas. Interment will follow under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home
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