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Maynard Pate, 72

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Maynard Pate, former executive director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council and a former planner for the City of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Services for Mr. Pate, 72, of Lebanon, were held Thursday, April 12 at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs. Interment was at the Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Born September 9, 1939, in Johnson City, to the late Thomas Edward and Allie McMackin, he married the former Freda Halsell, who preceded him in death on February 20, 2012.

He graduated from Science Hill High School and received an athletic scholarship to East Tennessee State University, where he received his liberal arts degree. He received his masters degree from UT Graduate School of Planning.

Maynard was the former Executive Director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council with 20 years of service to the 13 counties and 52 cities which made up the GNRC. He dedicated his life to public service for cities and counties of the State of Tennessee.

Survivors include: step-daughters Charla (John) Zalewski, Leslie Palk -- all of Cookeville; step-son Greg Biles of Lebanon; step-granddaughter Holly Palk; step-grandsons Jacob, Nick & Ben Zalewski -- all of Cookeville; brother Billy Joe (Betty) Pate, sister Betty Ann Pate Chapman -- all of Johnson City; niece Judy Chapman of Kingsport; nephews Steve Chapman of Kingsport, Tom Webb of Bristol, Terry Peterson and Tim Conley -- both of Johnson City.

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