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Robert Henry Pate

Obituary for Robert Henry Pate

January 20, 1943 - January 25, 2018
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 75


Robert H. "Bobby" Pate, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 . He was born January 20, 1943 in Daviess Co. to the late William Edward and Ola Mae Hazelwood Pate. Bobby was retired after 31 years with Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a Utility Technician and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church for over 20 years where he loved helping feed families at the church community center. At one time, Bobby had been a member of the Owensboro Jaycees, had been involved with the Soap Box Derby, and had raced stock cars. While working at O.M.U., he had served as a Daviess Co. Constable. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and riding motorcycles, and was a member of the Faith Riders Motorcycle Club. Bobby was also preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Edward, Ovid Lee, William Earl, and Lester Ray Pate.

Surviving are his soulmate and best friend, Barbara "Bopper" Green, his son, Christopher Pate and wife Kerensa of Utica, his daughter, Jill Noelle Humphrey and husband LaValton of Owensboro, three grandsons, Cody (Katie) Pate of Hartford, Austin Bean of Maceo, and Cale Pate of Utica, one great grandson, Hank Henderson Pate of Hartford, two sisters, Judy Pearl Ralph of South Carolina and Mary Bernice Robinson of Lexington, a brother, Rudy Merle (Gwynda) Pate of South Carolina, several members of Barbara's family including Sandy (Wayne) Hicks of Owensboro, Donna Green of Owensboro, and grandson, Eric (Nikki) Moore of Delaware, a caring friend, Bonnie Jo (Bo) O'Bryan of Owensboro, his "Buddy" Brad Burns of Ft. Worth, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 29, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00-6:00 P.M. Sunday and from 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. Condolences to the family may be placed at

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  • Owensboro Christian Church
    2818 New Hartford Road
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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