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Roderick Tate dies




RODERICK LEE TATE

RODERICK LEE TATE

Roderick Lee Tate, 77, died May 15 at his home in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Born in East Stone Gap, Va., he was a son of the late Wade Lee and Macy Giles Tate. He was a brother of the late Wade Edward Tate.

Tate was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a music educator with the Wise County, Va., School System and the Berea Independent School System. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, where he served as choir director for 17 years.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Jan Ison Tate; a daughter, Christie Lynn Tate of Berea; a son, Roddy Tate of Berea; a granddaughter, Bailey McGuffin; a sister, Bobbie Tate Cooper and husband Kyle; a nephew, Steve Cooper; a niece, Sharon Cooper; and an aunt, Anna Ruth Wilson.

Funeral services were held May 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

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