BESSEMER CITY - Kevin Michael Tate, 56, passed away Oct. 19, 2013 at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas.
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He was born March 26, 1957 in Gaston County, the son of the late Fletcher and Martha Benfield Tate. He was one of nine children.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, NC 28052, officiated by the Rev. Leon Humphrey.
The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. Interment is private.
Mr. Tate loved his family, pets and gardening. He was of the Baptist faith, and was an expert carpenter and avid gardener.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Jackson Tate; son, Allen Tate; daughter, Grayson Martha Tate.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2013