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Cody Arlan Pate

February 26, 1984 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 37)


Cody Pate, 37, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on October 3, 2021, in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 26, 1984, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Jeff Pate and Cindy Jones. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas officiated by Carl Barrett. Interment will follow Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.

Cody attended High School in Timpson, Texas.  While in High School he received numerous medals for track.  He was known in his school days as “White Lightning”.  Cody loved music and played the drums and guitar.  He loved all different types of music.  Cody played drums in church for a time. Everything Cody tried; he was good at.  Cody was known as a clown and loved to make people laugh.  He would do anything, including pranks, just to get a laugh out of people. Cody was very outgoing and never met a stranger.  You definitely knew if he liked you and you for sure knew if he didn’t.  Cody had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone who needed him.  He had the biggest heart and loved big.  Cody loved his family and spending time with them.  His greatest pride and joy were his children, Kaden and Brileigh.  He loved them with all his heart and soul.  Cody fought demons his whole life and was often misunderstood, but it has been said that he had a yearning to be close to God.  He recently was saved and rebaptized. We know that “Cody-goat” is in heaven now with his Uncle Timmy and all his other family that was waiting at the gates for him.  Cody will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cody is survived by his father, Jeff Pate and wife, Cindy; his mother, Cindy Jones; children, Kaden Pederson and Brileigh Pate; grandmother, Joyce Jones; sisters, Cheryl Milford and husband, Shawn, and Kristen Hibbard and boyfriend, Andrew Harvey; step-sisters, Jada and Jordan Davis; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Cody is preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie Jones, Arvel Pate, and Dorothy Pate; Uncles, Timothy Pate, Charlie Jones, Michael Pate, and Butch Parker; aunts, Elaine Parker and Kim Jones; cousins, Cassie Bates and Megan Mason.

Serving as Pallbearers are: Shawn Milford, Kutter Milford, Case Milford, Matt Hudman, Matt Pate, and Jason Pate.  Honorary Pallbearers are: Chad Pate and Ryan Jones.

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October 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Taylor Funeral Home
511 Ross Graves
Timpson, TX 75975

Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Taylor Funeral Home
511 Ross Graves
Timpson, TX 75975


Pleasant Grove Cemetery
2039 CR 1470
Timpson, TX 75975

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