OBITUARY: Tim Tate
Published March 29, 2013 4:00pm by
Tim Tate (1958-2013)
Our beloved Timothy John Tate, 54, of Brownfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 26, 2013.
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers hosted a Rosary, followed by a gathering of friends and family, on Saturday, March 30, 2013. A funeral mass was held Monday, April 1, 2013 at the San Ramon Catholic Church, Woodrow, to celebrate his life.
Timothy was born on May 18, 1958 to Troy and Betty (Angerer) Tate. He attended Lubbock-Cooper High School. On December 16, 1977 he married the love of his life, Patti Triggs. He received a Paramedic Certification from Texas Tech University. Timothy worked as a Paramedic for BRMC/EMS. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a member of South Plains EMS and a charter member of the Woodrow Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as both a firefighter and lieutenant for 20 years.
Timothy was an outdoorsman and loved camping, fishing and golfing, as well as sports of any kind. He had a passion for flying and was a licensed private pilot. He spoiled his grandchildren and loved spending as much time with his family as he could. He will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by mother, Betty Louise Tate, and his father, Troy Junior Tate.
Timothy is survived by his loving spouse of Patti Tate of Brownfield; his son, Andy Tate and wife Amy of Ringwood, Okla.; two daughters, Jessica Tate of Lubbock, and Lizzy Gryder and husband David of Lubbock; three sisters, Sandra Adkins and husband, Ollie, of Breckenridge, Karen Tate of Lubbock and Julie Woelfel and husband Kevin of Lubbock; a brother Tommy Tate and Teresa Headrick of Lubbock; and four grandchildren, Abigail Tate, Anna Tate, Andrea Tate and Justus Tate, all of Ringwood, Okla.
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