Kevin Hunter Pate, 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 9, 2017



   Kevin Hunter Pate, 56, of Norman, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

   He was born July 17, 1960, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to W.E. “Pat” Pate and Frances Jannet “Jan” (Hunter) Pate. He married the love of his life, Cynthia “Cindy” Dian (Knight) Pate, January 8, 1982, in Poteau. They were married for 35 years.

   Kevin earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University in 1986 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1989, being admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar in the same year. A man dedicated to helping others, Kevin worked as an attorney for the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System for 19 years prior to entering private practice, where he continued helping clients even from his hospital bed. Kevin was actively involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years. He greatly enjoyed being there for his children through Scouting.

   He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cindy (Knight) Pate, of the home in Norman; three children, daughter, Amy Burum and husband, Josh, of Norman; son, Aaron Pate and wife Jessika, of Mobile, Alabama; and son, Alan Pate, of Norman; five grandchildren, Emery, Trent, Tripp, Oliver and Peter; two brothers, Tom Pate and wife Joleta, of Houston, Texas, and Pat Pate, Jr., of Poteau; father-in-law Vernard Knight, of Poteau; sister-in-law, Donna (Knight) Forrest and husband, Clyde Forrest; along with many nieces, nephews, other loving members of the family, and friends.

   Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Jan Pate; brother, Dave Pate; and mother-in-law, Alice Knight.

   Kevin’s family will host memorial services for him at 6:00 PM Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Truth Church at 1201 W. Boyd St., on the corner of Boyd Street and Berry Road in Norman. Arrangements are under direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.



Lisa Heavener commented on 07-Apr-2017 09:55 PM
My prayers are with you all! My God wrap his arms around you and give you strength and comfort!
Dianna Pitcock-Walker commented on 08-Apr-2017 11:48 AM
My prayers are with the whole family that God will comfort each and everyone and give you strength.
Dianna Pitcock-Walker commented on 08-Apr-2017 08:05 PM
My prayers are with the whole family that God will comfort each and everyone and give you strength.
Becky Hendricks Copeland commented on 09-Apr-2017 04:35 AM
Prayers for comfort and peace for each family member during this difficult and unfamiliar time.
Jackie Irvin commented on 09-Apr-2017 04:45 PM
Cindy, I am so sorry for you and your family loss, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord embrace you with his love, give you peace and comfort hearts in time.
Mattie Mason Qualls commented on 05-May-2017 03:26 AM
I just heard I am so sorry......


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