Donald Reid Tate


Donald Reid Tate, 57, of Timberlake, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Robert Eugene Tate and Elizabeth Long Brooks. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jessie Robert Tate.

Mr. Tate was a jeweler for Green’s Jewelers for more than 20 years. Donald was a talented musician and guitarist having played in many bands. He opened for several well known country artists over the years. Donald loved his dogs, Biscuit and Molly.

Surviving are his soul mate, Gwen Litchfield of the home (and her son); sister, Judy Carver (Earl Ray Carver); niece, Shannon D. Carver; nephew, Chris Carver; great-nephew, Alex Carver.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Brooks & White Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 2-3 p.m.

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