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Milford Herman Tate, 93, of Corbin, Ky., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Baptist Health in Corbin.
He was born in Sandy Huff, W.Va., to the late Denny B. Tate and Lena Williams Tate. He attended Virginia Tech and was a self employed heating and air technician servicing Clay, Laurel, Whitley and Knox counties for the better part of 60-years, and was a member of Greenmount Baptist Church in London.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Peddicord Tate, on Feb. 17, 2004; sons, David and Gene Tate; siblings, Ken Tate, Charlotte Tate Moore, and Bernard Tate.
He is survived by his son, Dennis R. Tate and wife Pat; daughter, Lee Karen Tate Parks and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Christopher B. Tate (Donna), David J. Tate (Amanda), Dr. Andrew B. Parks (Kristin), Ashley Tate, Kayla McFarland (Ryan), and Sarah E. Parks; great-grandchildren, Jonathan R. Tate, Sophie E. Tate, Kennedy R. Floyd, Parker E. Gray, Cooper McFarland, Gracie McFarland, Morgan A. Tate, Conner and Alexa Culver; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Tate; and by several nephews and nieces who loved and respected him. He will also be missed by his neighborhood family, Tim, Dee, Tanner, Abe, and Phyllis Barnes; Tim Donna, Hannah, and Hunter Logan, and by special friends, Janene Sawyers, Clell Brock, and Tracie Tate and by his constant companion his dog Scooter.
Visitation and funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with Pastor Dennis R. Tate and Pastor Weyman McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Grace On The Hill food pantry.
Published on November 15, 2016
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