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Saturday April 24th, 2021
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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
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Ronald Louis Tate



Ronald Louis Tate, 72, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.


He was born in McDowell County on December 20, 1948 to the late James Millard Tate and Christine Corpening Tate.


Mr. Tate served first in the United States Marine Corps and later in the United States Army, where he retired after 23 years of faithful service as a Master Sergeant. He later served 20 years with the North Carolina Department of Corrections where he retired as a Lieutenant, but he was a true businessman at heart. A member of St. John AME Church, Ronald truly loved his family and will be remembered as being a leader who had a strong work ethic. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing. An amazing father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Ronald was a hero to many.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin Tate, Harold Tate, and Eugene Tate.


Those left to cherish his precious memories are his three children, Chandra R. Tate, Travis Tate, and Omar Tate; nine grandchildren, Michael Brown, Keshawn Tate, Marquinis Tate, Tatiana Tate, Alana Tate, Alyna Lee, Christian Lee, Mya Lee, Elias Brown; two great grandchildren, Mehki Brown and Winter Tate; three siblings, Sam Tate, Minnie Tate, and Nathaniel Tate and a host of  nieces and nephews and friends.


A celebration of Mr. Tate’s life will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Latisha Williams officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the United States Army along with honors provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety-Adult Corrections. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.





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As each day passes by I think about you. I think about the fun times we had whether it was fishing, having a fish fry/cookout or simply just hanging out at your house. I miss you telling me that i was a knucklehead, I miss how every time we saw each other it was always a battle to see who would tapout first when shaking each others hand 😂( I was always the one to tapout first) you were strong as an ox. Theres so many things I wish i could ask you and tell you still. I hope you're looking down upon me and the rest of the family and protecting us, keeping evil spirits and bad energy away from us. Until we meet again old timer, I Love you.

-your grandson marqui

Marquinis Tate Nov 27 2021 9:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Tate

Marquinis Tate Nov 27 2021 9:40 PM

We are so sorry for the family's loss we went to school with Ronald at Nebo High School Steve worked with him at Drexel Furniture Company and Christine taught Steve his job there they rode to work together Ronalds son stopped by our house one day with Charles Buchanan We stopped by to see Ronald a couple of years ago he was a good friend and will be greatly missed Steve and Vickie Taylor Claremont NC

Steve Taylor Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

Although I did not know this man I want to thank his children for his dedicated service to our country, my condolences to you.

Wayne Kelly May 28 2021 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family.

Sarah Williams Lowe - Fayetteville, NC Apr 24 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Tate

Doris Smith Pritchard Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Tate

Martha& William joyner Apr 22 2021 12:00 AM

Though our family moved from North Carolina many years ago, Uncle Ronald always remained in contact with the family and visited us in Pa. year after year. He always had a positive attitude and enjoyed life, I will truly miss him. He was a man's man, veteran, a sportsman and dedicated to his family. I have to thank God for knowing him. My heart truly hurts.

Terry Tate Apr 22 2021 12:00 AM

I was honored to work with Lt. Tate at Western Youth Institution and got to know him better when I hired him to remodel my home. But I really came to know what an amazing man he was after my father, who was also retired military, passed away. He became my second father, watching over me and giving me a loving "kick in the butt" when I needed it. He would call me his "white daughter" and laugh that amazing laugh of his!!! When WYI closed, he encouraged me to follow my dream and move to the mountains, and as I look out my window at them today; I can see him smiling.

Dawn Neatherly Apr 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Tate

Roger Patterson Apr 21 2021 12:00 AM

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