Gary Eugene Tate, 77, a Smithville resident and Grundy County native, was born June 2, 1941 and died June 30 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a retired self-employed painter, retired civil engineer with CBI Oil Company, and son of the late Joe Bradford and Katherine Iola Tate. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Gary Wayne Tate and Gregory Jay Tate; brother Joe N. Tate; and sister Rose Marie Hillis.
Mr. Tate is survived by four children, Hershell Tate of Smithville, Barry Tate of McMinnville, Billy Tate of Lavergne, and Lizbeth Oliva of White House; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Leoana Tate of the Centertown community; and sister Evelyn Driver of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at High’s Chapel with Danny Sullivan to officiate. Interment will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. Friday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 4, 2018