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Lawrence Irving Tate

July 26, 1929 — December 14, 2023

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Lawrence Irving Tate

Lawrence Irving Tate, age 94, of Star, peacefully passed away at home on December 14, 2023.

Lawrence was born on July 26, 1929, in Sylacauga, Alabama, to Willie and Edna Jackson Tate.

Lawrence served his country with pride as a member of the US Navy. Following his military service, he went on to become a manager at Lindsley Lumber. He enjoyed various hobbies such as traveling, farming, riding motorcycles, fishing, as well as spending time with his animals.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife Frances Marie Clopton Tate and their daughter Frances Louise Waters.

He is survived by his daughters, Virginia Manning (Lee) of Benbrook, TX; Lee Tate Wright of Mt. Gilead; sons, Marion Cosper (Debbie) of Augusta, GA; Roddy Tate (Carol) of Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, and Curtis Tate of Fayetteville.  Grandchildren Bradley Wright, Tyler Wright, Nathaniel Cosper, Christopher Cosper, Jonathan Cosper, Michael Cosper, James Waters, Amanda Waters, Michael Manning, Richard Manning, and William Tate Jr. and thirty great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 pm. Reverend Nick Allen will officiate the service. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 1:30-2:45 pm. Following the service, Lawrence will be laid to rest at First Wesleyan Church in Troy with military rites by Randolph Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Lawrence's honor to Gentiva Hospice at 1024 Albemarle Road, Ste# 904, Troy, NC 27371.

Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfh.com.

The Tate family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

1:30 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Phillips Funeral Home

216 S. Main St, Star, NC 27356

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Phillips Funeral Home

216 S. Main St, Star, NC 27356

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Burial

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

First Wesleyan Church

1368 NC-134, Troy, NC 27371

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