Christopher "Chris" Pate
July 28, 1949 - May 9, 2020
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Chris Pate, 70, passed away May 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Crystal; mother, Betty; brothers,  Jeff, Steve (Sandy), and Billy; nieces and nephews and dear friends. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”. Well done, good and faithful servant. Rest in the peace…

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Deborah Parks left a message on May 5, 2021:
I worked as a secretary at the State Probation and Parole Office in 1977 - 1980 while my ex was in med school. Chris lived not far from me and when I needed a ride home, he was always willing to drive me. He was an excellent officer. I just happened to search his name today and found out he had died. My sympathy to the family.
Suzanne and Bill Jordan left a message on June 12, 2020:
We just learned of Chris’s passing. We are so sorry. He was a great work colleagues, and we remember all the scuba diving trips and years of studying karate together. Chris was a good friend. He will be missed. Please let me know when the memorial service will be. I am so sad. and studied karate with Sensi Hamada
Bonnie Boone left a message on May 20, 2020:
I was so sorry to read about Chris’s passing. I met him several years ago when he went diving with us. He always spoke his mind and had many great stories. If Chris was your friend he was your friend for life . He was there for you and you knew he was just a phone call away if you needed anything. He was respected by many people and though he seemed tough he had a very soft heart for his family, friends and animals. Rest In Peace friend and condolences to his family.
Gail Bigelow Maurer left a message on May 18, 2020:
Chris I will remember you always. You were my first "real" boss at Norfolk Probation and Parole and I learned alot from you. Even in tough times, you always made me laugh. Our group had some fun times together. You will never be forgotten, you my comrade in arms.
Janie Mills left a message on May 18, 2020:
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Pate. I worked with him as he was Deputy Chief and Chief at Norfolk Probation & Parole. He was well respected and very knowledgeable. To this day I remember his karate moves. Praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time.
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Joyce Swindell left a message on May 18, 2020:
I met Chris when he did his student teaching with me at Lake Taylor High School. He was mature, intelligent, and hard working. The students liked and respected him, and I did as well. He would have been a great teacher. I was deeply saddened when I saw his obituary tonight. He was an exceptional man. May he Rest In Peace and may you, Crystal, find some comfort in the memories of your life together.
Rose Davis left a message on May 17, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Chris Pate. My career started off with him at Norfolk Probation and Parole as my Chief. I will continue to pray for you and the Family.
Roger Buchert left a message on May 17, 2020:
Chris was a fraternity brother of mine at ODU in the 70s. I am saddened by his death. He will be missed.
Patrick Mileur left a message on May 17, 2020:
Chris was a fraternity brother at ODU. We spent many happy and fun times together. He had such a zest for life and knew what were the best parts.
Larry and Vizel Townsend left a message on May 17, 2020:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was such a great guy and will be missed. Our love to you Crystal and his family. Prayers of strength and comfort for all. Larry and Vizel
Margaret Marble-Howard left a message on May 17, 2020:
So sad for your loss. Mr. Pate was an awesome man to work for at Norfolk Probation and Parole. He was lived and respected. So sorry for your lost.
Jim Walker left a message on May 17, 2020:
Crysta - Sherry and I send our deepest sympathies on Chris' passing. I used to kid him by calling him Rambo but in truth he was probably tougher. He has toed the line for our country and, yes, he did make the good fight. I'll miss him and his "grunts" during a golf swing. If you need anything we're only a phone call away. Jim
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