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Dwight Wesley Fate

Dwight Wesley “D.W.” Fate, age 88, of Mineola, passed away Saturday evening, December 16, 2017 at his home.

Dwight Wesley Fate was born August 1, 1929 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the only child born to Dwight and Frieda Fate. He served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Forestry. He worked most of his life as a Forestry Consultant. On October 17, 1975, he married the love of his life, Dianna Fate. They moved to Mineola from Longview 35 years ago and were members at Hainesville Baptist Church.

Dwight loved the woods and outdoors. He enjoyed spending time farming and milking cows, and he was a lover of all animals, especially his dogs. Dwight also enjoyed traveling and studying the Bible.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dwight Benford Fate and Frieda (Koldewey) Fate.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Dianna Fate, and his children and grandchildren.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Union Chapel Cemetery in Van, TX. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday evening, December 18, 2017 at Lowe Funeral Home.

Aaron and Katie Little will serve as pallbearers.

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My condolences to the Fate family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a precious love one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. Even Jesus wept when Lazarus died (John 11:35) and it pains our loving Heavenly Father, too. He did not purpose his human family to grow old and die but purpose us to live and enjoy life. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy that will be removed forever (1 Corinthians 15:26; Isaiah 25:8). He promised to awaken our love ones in the memorial tombs from asleep in death__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." He will then reverse the aging process__ Job 33:24,25 "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." What a delight it will be to see them again to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16)! Allow these words to keep comforting all of you.

VScott Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM