Mr. Richard Vinson Tate, age 90, of Rome, GA passed away Thursday morning, May 13, 2021. He was born in Calhoun, Georgia, August 30, 1930, son of the late Henry Grady Tate and Lily Ada (Shope) Tate. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Tate retired from Georgia Power after 38 years of service. After retiring he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and a game of poker. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Ira Mae Tate Stephens, Martha Tate Stone, Betty Ruth Tate Godfrey, and Eva Tate Richardson, his brothers J.B Tate, Henry Doyle Tate, and Lawrence Tate. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Madge Terrill Tate; son, Michael Richmond Tate; sister, Helen Ann (Bob) Davenport and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Friday, May 21, 2021, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home with Mr. Austin Stephens officiating. The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Adairsville Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net.
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