Harley M. Tate

Jul 17, 2014

Loving Husband, Father

LAKE JUNALUSKA — Harley Manson Tate, 93, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Joseph Glenn and Oberia Bryson Tate. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva Jane Rogers Tate, who died in 2012, and three brothers, Herbert, Harmon and Wallace Tate. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring as a chief petty officer. Harley continued his career with the U.S. government working in civil service.

He is survived by a daughter, Judith Lynn Tate, of Mills River; sister, Edith Milner, of Waynesville; granddaughter, Taylor Mancuso and her husband, Peter, of Greenville, South Carolina; one great-grandchild and one more due in January.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The Revs. Curran Welch and  Greg Cope will officiate. Burial will follow at Upper Crabtree Community Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Haywood County Cattlemen’s Association, 598 Raccoon Road, Suite 118, Waynesville, NC 28786.

An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.


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