Steven Shane Pate departed this world Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Beloit, Wisconsin on a break from driving his 18 wheeler. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, OK. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.
He was born in Pampa, Texas on October 2, 1959, but lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma for most of his life. Mr. Pate worked for Moore Business Forms in Stillwater for 10 years as a Chemical Operator and Kelco Monsanto for 11 years. He was a hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit that led him to start and manage several businesses in his life.
Mr. Pate loved to fish and spend time with his grandchildren. He was as selfless as he was hardworking, and loved his many nephews and nieces as they were his own.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Cathy Andrews Pate; his son, S. Shane Pate II and wife Kimberly; his daughter, Lindsay Ware and husband Mark; son, Tyler Pate; four grandchildren, Ethan, Tegun, Talon, and Macy; a sister, Susan Gniech and husband Roland; two step-sisters, Betty Turner and husband Charlie, Dorothy Beames and her husband Calvin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pansy Andrews Fickus and Ernie Fickus.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Richard Pate and Betty Virginia Bingaman Knight; two step parents, Joe Lewis and John Knight; one sister, Betty Jo Scholten Kinkade; one brother, Rick Pate; one step-brother, Johnny Knight; his father-in-law, Roger Andrews.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .