Mr. Fred Clarence "Junior" Tate, Jr, age 81 of Lebanon, KY, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was born on February 11, 1923 in Boyle County, KY. Mr. Tate was a farmer, a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Helen Simpson Tate; parents, Fred, Sr. and Bessie Webb Tate.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Tate Blackwell, of Lebanon, KY, Beverly (John) Thomas, of Lebanon, KY, Melanie (Don) Schneider, of Coto de Caza, CA; special friend, Marie Mattingly, of Lebanon, KY; seven grandchildren, Brad Blackwell, Matthew Thomas, Caroline Thomas, Andrew Schneider, Paul Schneider, Jaclynn Schneider, Justin Schneider; three great-grandchildren, Bradley, Landon, and Olivia Blackwell.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at Lebanon Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Wesley Noss and Dr. David Whitlock. Interment will be in Ryder Cemetery.
Visitations will be held after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Bosley Funeral Home. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to: The Lebanon Baptist Church Memorial Fund.