Jackie Norman Pate
Jackie Norman “Jackie” Pate, age 71, of Glen Morgan, WV, passed away on Friday morning, April 12, 2013.
Born on February 15, 1942, at Glen Morgan, he was the son of the late John W. Pate Sr. and Ethel Phillips Pate.
Jackie was preceded in death by a brother, John W. Pate Jr., a sister, Patty Pate Chambers, a grandson, William Shane Redden, a brother-in-law, Robert D. Francis, father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Louise Boothe, 5 nephews, 1 great-nephew, and his first wife Margie Cuckler Pate.
Jackie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 15 years, Dreama Boothe Whisman Pate, his loving daughter that he referred to as his baby girl, Elisa M. Pate Redden and her husband Willie of Ghent, his treasured grandsons, aka “Tom and Tom” Travis Redden and his wife Holly of Ghent, and Joshua Redden and his longtime sweetheart Korey Quesenberry of Beckley, and a great-granddaughter Addison Grace Redden, Papa’s “youngin.”
His stepson and dear friend, Jeffrey A. Whisman and his companion Kim Allen of Glen Morgan.
Three stepgranddaughters whom he adored, Brianna Lynn Whisman (his riding buddy), Brittany Nicole Whisman, and Rayven Faith Whisman. Three brothers, James Robert Pate and his wife Shirley of Shady Spring, Tom Pate and his wife Joyce of Florida, and James Earl Pate and his wife Sue of Crow. Two sisters, Etheline Dorsey and her husband Fred of Daniels, and Shirley Foley and her husband Lowell of Daniels. Three sisters-in-law, Shirley Boothe Francis, Anna Boothe Hall and her husband Larry, and Connie Boothe Robertson and her husband Steve, a brother-in-law, James W. Boothe and his wife Bobbi.
Jackie lived his entire life in Glen Morgan, and graduated from Shady Spring High School. After graduation he followed in his Dad’s and older brother’s footsteps and went to work as a brakeman for the C&O Railroad. He also owned his own contracting business P.P.S. Construction. He later became a conductor and in 1997 he became the CEO for the C&O Employees Hospital Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia. Jackie retired November 5, 2012, after 15 years of service for the Hospital Association. Jackie was a member of the Board of Directors for many years and was president for over 4 years for the WV Horsemen’s Association. He was a lifetime member of the UTU.
Jackie’s number one love was his grandchildren, his stepgrandchildren, and most of all his great-grandchild. His other hobbies included training, and showing horses with family and friends at his Diamond J. Stables. Jackie was of the Baptist faith.
A Celebration of Jackie’s Life will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rodney Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Friends may call at the funeral home 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday. Pallbearers will be Travis Redden, Joshua Redden, Jeffrey Whisman, Billy Pate, Daniel Foley, and Michael Pate. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Simpkins, Mike Smith, Paul Rose, and Jim Keeney. Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.