Lawrence "Tater" Tate, the son of the late Robert Ernest and Ressie Haithcoat Tate, was born in Bertrand on Jan. 14, 1925, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the age of 79.
Mr. Tate had lived in St. Charles for many years and lived in Dexter the past twenty years. He was retired from Florida Marine and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Tate and James Tate, both of St. Peters; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bobbie Tate of Frankfort, Del.; two sisters, Elva Cantrell of Kerman, Calif., and Lucille West of Sikeston.
He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Tate; two brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Mike Watkins of Dexter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery near Bloomfield with military honors provided by the Stoddard County Veterans Honors Team. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.