He was born November 9, 1946 to the parentage of the late Oliga Tate and Willie Morris Tate. He accepted Christ and united with Saint Peter Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and church treasurer. He retired from Boise (formerly Allied Paper) in the Utility Department. Mr. Tate will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father.
Left to cherish memories: his wife of 42 years, Mary Ola Frazier Tate, Grove Hill; five sons, Calvin (Bettye) Tate, Jimmy Frazier, Max Frazier, all of Grove Hill, Leron Tate, East Point, Georgia, Eddie (Angelia) Frazier, Apex, N.C.; three daughters, Debra Frazier, Patsene Ivory, Marilyn Parker, all of Grove Hill; one sister, Edna Williams, Birmingham; one nephew, Bubba Williams; three nieces, Evelyn (George) Robertson, Lois (Charles) Hunter, Jean (Bill) Banks; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Frazier.
The service was May 19 at 1 p.m. at Saint Peter Baptist Church, 3887 Simmons Creek Road, Grove Hill, AL 36451; Rev. Matthew Davis, pastor and eulogist. Burial was in the St. Peter Baptist Church Cemetery.
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