Bogan Pate was born on February 25, 1944 in Darlington County. He was the loving son of the late Willis and Mary Bristo Pate. He received his education in the public schools of the area and graduated from Butler High School. Upon graduation, he entered into the United States Army and served until being honorably discharged. Bogan was employed with Sonoco Products County for 42 years until retirement. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church for many years.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Cora L. Pate of Hartsville, SC; Two children, Carla P. (Jerry) Cheatham of Hartsville, SC and Mark Pate of York, SC; Three siblings, Betty Lucky of Hartsville, SC, Nancy Pate of Florence, SC and Willie James Pate of Hartsville, SC; Three grandchildren, Kaitlin Williamson, Maya Cheatham and Madison Cheatham; One great grandson Gavin Williamson; Three aunts, Pinkie Lighty, Lou Doris Jackson and Vivian Moore all of Hartsville, SC; a host of niece, nephews, cousins and relatives and friends.