|October 23, 1930 ~ February 22, 2015
George Calvin Tate, 84, of Rogers, Ar., loving and cherished father, passed
away peacefully at his home February 22, 2015. George was born October
23, 1930 in Whitwell TN. The son of William Lewis and Millicent Caroline
He proudly served with the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War.
After his military service, he joined Bear Brand Hosiery where he worked
his way to Plant Manager for 30 years, then at ATCO Rubber Products for 23
years from which he retired. He was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist
Church in Springdale.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Colene Tate; his parents, 2
brothers and a sister, and his son David Dempsey Tate.
He is survived by his children Georgie Ann Tate, and Angelia Dawn Tate
Baier (Brad) of Rogers, and Calvin Brent Tate (Martha) of Dallas, TX. and
Sandra Diane Hood (Ray) of Ringgold, Ga. 4 sisters: Margaret Fredrickson
of Lowell, Judy Davis and Bobbie Martin both of Little Rock, and Peggy
Lynch of Fayetteville, 5 grandchildren and 1 special great-granddaughter,
George was a past Member of the Kiwanis Club in Bentonville. He enjoyed
league bowling with several of his friends from his Bear Brand family and
was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent several years coaching and
managing Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in the City of Bentonville.
George was a loving husband, hardworking, and a strong supportive father
setting the example for his family and friends in so many ways. We love and
miss you Dad.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00PM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at
Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.
Funeral services will be at 11:00AM, Thursday, February 26, 2015 at
Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Springdale with Pastor Clark Snow and
Pastor Arthur Lee Galloway officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview
Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made in honor of George Tate to the Wounded Warrior
I will always have fond memories of working with George
at ATCO in Springdale and owe him a great debt of graditude as it was his
mentoring that helped to make me successful not only as his replacement
when he retired but for years to come. He was a good man and a man of few
words but everyone knew to listen when George spoke. I will always
remember him and have fond memories
Knew and worked with George for several years and always
thought the best of him. Best regards to the family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers, and pray that You
will feel God's loving ranks wrapped around you in comfort during this
difficult time. John 16:16, 22 - "A little while, and you will not see
me; and again a little while, and you will see me, because I go to the
Father...." "Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and
your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take away from you."
Kary & Richard Mills
We have such fond memories of going to George & Coleen's
house singing and playing music then we really enjoyed when George would
take the floor and sing and we know he is singing with the Angels in Heaven
today what a awesome, honest, loving man. Our Prayers & thoughts are with
all the family.
Jackie & Charlene Bowen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was our
privilege to help care for George in his final days. What an incredibly
special legacy he has left behind in all of you! Your kindness, compassion
and sincere devotion to your dad and to one another are a rare treasure.
With heartfelt sympathy, we continue to pray for all of you.
Lory Brown, Owner
We are sorry for your loss. We know that he will be
missed down here. But you all know that you all will see him and your Mom
both again in heaven. Friends from Calvary FWB Church, Kelly Couch,
Janelle Jones, and Curtis and Vicky Rogers.
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