Kenneth "Sonny" Jack Tate

December 27, 1929March 4, 2012

Kenneth Jack Tate, 82, of Victoria, passed away peacefully from a lengthy illness on March 4, 2012. He was born December 27, 1929 in Seminole, Oklahoma to the late Kenneth Glenn and Daisy McCormac Tate. On June 24, 1950 he married the late Mary Alice Williams, his love for 54 years. K. J. as he was known by most and “Sonny” by his family, all recognized him not only as a gentleman but a great respected family man and businessman. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. After the Army he attended college at Louisiana Tech. Following college he made a career out of the Oilfield where he was a dedicated hard working businessman that was blessed to meet so many wonderful people. In 2012 he was recognized as a 50 year Mason with the Victoria Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Al Amin Shrine Temple. Surviving Kenneth is a son Kenneth Wayne Tate, a daughter Deborah Welfel husband Calvin. Six brothers and sisters include Gaylen (Frances) Tate, Wynona (Glenn) Pannell, Wilma (Joe) Hollan, Wyma (Pat) Monney, Wynell (Allen) Maeker and Wrayal (Betty) Tate. He has five grandchildren Lane Tate, Kristen (Jeremy) Tomscha, Jonathan (Elise) Tate, Madeline Tate and Lacey Welfel. Also, five great grandchildren. Including his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a sister Wanda Bell, a brother Kenneth Glenn Tate and two grandchildren Aaron and Corey Welfel. A Masonic graveside service was arranged by Colonial Funeral Home and will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2012 at 10:00 am at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hospice Accolade or to The Alzheimer’s Association. A special blessing and appreciation goes out to all of the staff at Alzcare Assisted Living and Hospice Accolade for the heartfelt care they provided during his illness.


  • Graveside Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kenneth "Sonny" Jack Tate

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March 14, 2012

i was so sorry to hear of your lost. I an remember my parent and yours all together having so much fun and the laughs they shared with each prayers and thoughts are with your family. Pat O'Banon

Dorothy Tims

March 7, 2012

Wayne & Debbie,

We are deeply saddened at the loss of Uncle Kenneth. We regret that we could not be there for you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families. God Bless you.

Jose Diaz

March 7, 2012

Our hearts are with you along with our prayers.
Jose' and Glenda

Diane & Blane Schroeder

March 7, 2012

Debbie & Family, We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Know that God is there for Comfort. God Bless you all. Diane & Blane Schroeder

March 7, 2012

Debbie, Reg & I are saddened by your loss. Know that you are in our prayers. Lynda Duncombe

March 7, 2012

Wayne and Debbie,
As we have lost touch throught the years, your family has forever been in our hearts. We grew up together with our parents being best friends and family. Kenneth and Mary were our second mom and dad and we have never forgotten that. Pat, Penny, and I offer our prayers and love and would love to hear from you. Our deepest sympathy and regret we can't be there for you. When you can, please call Pam at 830.261.9651. Pam O'Banon