History of the Restoration Movement

Stoy Pate


The Life Of Stoy Pate

>Stoy Pate was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee in May 20, 1910. He was baptized by Alonzo Williams in 1925. He married Edith Sawyer in 1937. To this union was born Mrs. Joyce Pate Hurst, Jr. and one son, Johnny Ray.

He attended Freed-Hardeman College, Memphis State University, and Harding College.

He began preaching in Henderson, Tennessee in 1930. Brother Pate preached for the church in Crossville, Tennessee from 1935-1940;the McLemore Avenue (later, Airways) in Memphis, Tennessee from 1940-1946, and later from 1948-1952. He served the Central church in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1947. He also served the 7th and Bethel church in Memphis, Tennessee, the Pine Bluff and West Helena church in, Arkansas, and the 10th and Bell church in Shawnee, His work enjoyed the blessings of over 6,000 baptisms and restorations.

He also served two terms as president of Freed-Hardeman College Alumni Association. He passed from this life December 13, 1984, and was buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee

Sources: Preachers of Today, Volumes 1& 3

Directions To The Grave of Stoy Pate

Stoy Pate is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Take I-240 to Poplar Ave exit. Go west and the cemetery will be on your right. Enter the cemetery and travel straight ahead until it you pass the first pond. Turn left and then to the next right. Head toward the rear until it forces a turn to the right. When turning to the right, go just past the first right and stop. The Pate plost will be on your right. Location: Plot is in Section L, Lot 132, Sp. 4

GPS Location
35°06'39.5"N 89°52'31.2"W
or D.d. 35.110965, -89.875323

The Pates are buried in Section L, Lot 132

Edith Sawyer Pate
July 4, 1915
December 22, 2001

Stoy Pate
May 20, 1910
December 13, 1984

Photos Taken 11.2010
Courtesy of Scott Harp

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