Charles Rex Tate age 89 of Booneville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home.
He was born Feb. 22, 1928 in Blair, Okla., to the late Charles and Ina Powers Tate. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired professional truck driver, and owner operator for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and mother of his children, Marilyn; and brother, John Tate.
Survivors include his wife Twilah June; daughters, Stacie Roddy (Wally) of Montana, Sharlene “Bubba” Woodard (Mike) of Danville, stepson, Dr. Lance Phillips (Dr. Ann Roland) of Missouri; sister, Betty Parrish of Dardanelle; brother, Fred Tate (Valera) of Conway; grandchildren, Brittany Blanenship (Todd), Zach Tate (Krista), Callie Kimball (Daniel); step-grandchildren, Elaine Phillips and Dr. Kevin Phillips (Sarah); six great-grandchildren; a special great-nephew, Rock Joseph Burrows; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jim Courtney officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Moss Creek Cemetery in Danville.
Pallbearers include Mike Parrish, Ron Ford, Bob Murphy, Zach Tate, John Tate and Lance Phillips.
Honorary Pallbearers are Pokie Gilbert, Ed Page, Robert Buford, Woodrow Wood, Robert Smith, Harold Blalock and Dr. John Westwood.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.