William Demond Pate

February 18, 1979 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 44) 44 Years Old

William Pate Obituary

Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge,

will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his

appearance. II Timothy 4:8


Mr. William Demond Pate, 44, was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina on February 18,

1979, to Willie John King Jr. And Kathy Pate Parker. He departed this life on Tuesday,

November 28, 2023, at MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.


William or “Pate” as he was affectionately known as to friends and family. After graduating

high school, he owned and operated his own lawn care service. At an early age he attended

Crossroads Baptist Church, Kershaw, South Carolina. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed

hunting, and dog breeding. He loved dogs, especially Bulldogs and Pitbulls.


He was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Willie Drakeford; paternal grandfather,

Willie John King Sr.; aunts and uncles, Sarah Pate, Johnny Pate, Sherry King, and Joe King.


He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his parents, Willie John (Vida) King and Kathy Pate

Parker; maternal grandmother, Serena Berford; paternal grandmother, Beulah Clyburn King;

fiancé, Samantha Ann Self, of the home; three children, Skylar Pate, Kingston Pate, and Ayonna

Pate; two stepsons, JaQuan Moore, and Jaylan Brice; three step brothers, Preston Clark, Jeremy

Pate (Lashona), and Shaheem Deionte Brown; aunts and uncles, Gordon (Rachel) Pate, Jerome

Pate, Lewis (Dedria) Ellis, Deborah Pate, Larry (Niecy) King, Leonard (Mary) King, Tommy

King, Michael (Shelby) King, Arlene K. (James) Flowers, Anita King, Howard (Darlene) King,

Shirley King, Shawn (Christa) Carelock; great aunts and uncles, Lottie Sowell, Bobby King,

Joseph (Evelyn) Clyburn; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, first cousins

group, and friends.


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at

Crossroads Baptist Church, Kershaw, South Carolina. Reverend Willie James Duncan will be

officiating the service. The visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the church and burial

will follow in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery.




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December 2, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service
December 3, 2023

2:00 PM
Cross Roads Baptist Church
(Hwy 903) Flat Creek Road
Kershaw, SC 29067


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