Dewey James “D.J.” Pate, Jr., age 68 of Wagram, formerly of Rockingham passed away at his home on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Wagram Church of God officiated by Rev. Harry Clark. Burial will follow in the Richmond County Memorial Park.
DJ was born February 11, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Dewey James Pate, Sr., and Bernie Mae Batten Pate. He attended West Point Academy and was a United States Army Veteran that served with the Military Police. He worked as the Manager of Norris Storage Buildings in their Raeford location. He was also a former Police Officer with the Laurinburg Police Department.
DJ faithfully served the Lord and was an active member of the Wagram Church of God. He was a member of The Gideons International and loved singing gospel music. He was a jack of all trades that loved spending time and helping others.
In addition to his parents, a sister, Betty Watson also preceded him in death.
He is survived by a sister, Elaine Pate of Cary, NC, a brother-in-law, Frank Watson of Laurinburg, NC, special niece and nephews and a host of family and friends.
The family request that memorials gifts be made in his memory to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 171, Laurinburg, NC 28353, Wagram Church of God, P.O. Box 491, Wagram, NC 28396 or the Duke Cancer Foundation.
Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.