OBITUARY

Earl Ray Tate Jr.

August 7, 1946September 8, 2021
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My sister and I lost a powerful influence in our lives, our Dad. He passed away in his bed on Wednesday September, 8, 2021 at the age 75. He will be missed. He worked tirelessly to provide the best for us both and succeeded. He leaves two grandchildren, Michael Blake Toler and Gracie Tate. Two children, Leslie Mouton (Keith), John Tate and an ex-wife of 41 years, Glenda Tate. A sister and a brother, Dee Tate and Floyd Tate. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Ray Tate Sr. and Mary Francis Tate, and two brothers, Mike and Kerry. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East (11000 Florida Blvd) on Thursday, September 16th, from 11 am until service at 2, followed by burial at 2:45 at Greenoaks Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Leslie Mouton (Keith), Daughter
  • John Tate, Son
  • Michael Blake Toler, Grandson
  • Gracie Tate, Granddaughter
  • Dee Tate, Sister
  • Floyd Tate, Brother
  • Earl Ray Tate Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Mary Francis Tate, Mother (deceased)
  • Mike and Kerry Tate, Brothers (deceased)
  • numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

Memories

Earl Ray Tate Jr.

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Kelli Lee

September 15, 2021

Earl Ray was an amazing man. You never knew what was going to come out his mouth next. He was a very comical man. When it was time for his shower it was bring the life jacket baby because I can't swim or when it was time for bed it was sugar don't you forget my goodnight kiss because if I don't get one I will not sleep. All of his HALO caregivers loved every second of being with him it was never a dull moment. Every moment spent with you was cherished regardless of what happened. Rest Easy Earl Ray. Till we meet again.

"Your life was a Blessing, Your memory a Treasure, Your loved beyond Words, and missed beyond Measure."

"What was once enjoyed and deeply loved, We can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes part of us." -Helen Keller

Kintina Andrews

September 15, 2021

Earl ray you brightened up my days when I was with you.no matter what kind of mood I was in when I got around you you made me smile.I’m going to miss all our talks.I love you !fly high buddy

Dawn B

September 15, 2021

It was a privilege to be a part of the homecare journey for Mr Tate. HALO home care worked closely with the family and community to ensure the best in quality care. Thank you to everyone who made sure Mr Tate was comfortable and pleasant his last few days. His positive attitude and comical demeanor will be missed by all.

Shannon Byrne

September 15, 2021

It was a pleasure getting to be the attending nurse for Earl Ray. He was a blessing to many and always put a smile on my face! You taught me how to love again and to appreciate what was right in front of me today to not worry about tomorrow. Thank you for saving the last dance for me! I love and miss you!

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