Henry Duard Tate
Henry Duard Tate, 85, of Mt. Vernon died 2:10 p.m. Feb. 26, 2005, at
St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was a retired welder
at Stove Foundry.
Mr. Tate was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Palmer, Tenn., to Lester and Ella
(Cookston) Tate. He married Dorothy Mae (Turner) Tate July 16, 1952, in
Rossville, Ga.; she survives.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home. The
Rev. Chuck Ellis will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial
Gardens Cemetery. Military flag presentation will be conducted by the chaplain
of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today
at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Tate is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae Tate of Mt. Vernon; sons Terry
Lee Tate and wife Carol of Mt. Vernon, Charles Edward Tate of Mt. Vernon and
Tommy Carroll of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; daughters Sheila Kay Odle and husband Randy
of Mt. Vernon and Helen Kluck and husband John of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Jim
Odle and wife Angel, Randy D. Odle and wife Christina, Charles Tate, Robert Tate,
Johnny Kluck, Robby Kluck, Lisa Luth, Douglas Carroll, Sandy Burris and husband Jim
and Kimberly Bigham; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers Lloyd "Pete" Tate and wife
Norma of Dix, J.B. Tate of Mt. Vernon and Robert "Dewey" Tate and wife Betty of
Mt. Vernon; sisters Naomi Cullens of Bradley, Bonnie Kluck and husband Jack of Ina
and Grace Smith and husband Maurice of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters, Zada Orrick, Jesse
Morrison, Lois Hayes, Evelyn Ziarnek and Geneva Tate.
Mr. Tate was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1376 and Disabled American
Veterans. He served in the United States Army from Jan. 22, 1942, to Oct. 10, 1945,
serving in the Philippines.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Park Avenue Baptist Church Food Pantry
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home,
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for more information.
Date: 1 Mar 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman