February 5, 1928 - April 18, 2022
Robert Edgar Tate, Jr., 94, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at his home. Robert was born on February 5, 1928, in Panhandle, Texas to the late Robert Edgar Tate, Sr. and Katie Belle (Etchison) Tate. He was a longtime faithful member of the Sunset Church of Christ Church in Lubbock, Texas. He worked many years as a financial aid advisor for the Lubbock Christian College and was a self-employed auto parts sales representative. After retiring, his hobby and love of old things turned into a business of buying antique furniture and trunks at estate sales and refurbishing for resale. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Aileen Tate; siblings Fred Tate, Herman Tate, Orphus Tate, Jim Tate, Ruby Best, Mary Ann Lee, and Violet Tate. Robert is survived by his children Benita Blythe and husband John of Chipley, Florida, Robbie Manthei of Magnolia, Tara Owens and husband Tim of Magnolia, and William Tate and wife Kristi of Prosper, Texas; grandchildren Chaney Reed and wife Amber and Robert Reed and wife Jaime of Abilene, Texas, Courtney Manthei of Denver, Colorado, Robert West and wife Christina of Maumelle, Garett West and wife Auliya of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jakeb Gilbreath of Munster, Texas, Caleb Tate, Chloe Tate, and Cole Tate and wife Maleia of Denton, Texas; eleven great grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. A Celebration of Life service with military honors will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia, Arkansas with his son William Tate officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Home of Lubbock, PO Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408 (806) 762-0481. To sign the online guest book or to share a memory visit www.lewisfunerlahome.biz Cremation services were provided by Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.
Robert Edgar Tate, Jr., 94, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at his home. Robert was born on February 5, 1928, in Panhandle, Texas to the late Robert Edgar Tate, Sr. and Katie Belle (Etchison) Tate. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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