John William (Bill) Tate Jr.

Published 3:25 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

John William Tate Jr., (Bill), 64, died unexpectedly at his home in Mill Spring.

Bill was a son of Lois Reese Tate and the late John William Tate Sr. He worked most of his life as a hardwood grader until he retired. Bill was a good son, brother, and a good friend to all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Bill is also survived by three brothers, Paul Tate and his wife Donna, Joe Tate and his wife Diane, Mark Tate and his wife Vanessa and six nieces and nephews, all of Fairview, NC.

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A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Emmas Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Ed Jennings officiating. &bsp;

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