Richard Clay Tate, 77, of Reidsville, NC went to be with the Lord Sunday February 9, 2020 at his home. Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Thursday February 13, 2020 at Evergreen Memory Gardens. The family will see friends following the service at the cemetery. A native of Ridgeway, VA, he was a son of the late James W. and Iris Frye Tate and had lived in Reidsville most of his life. He was retired from the Rockingham County School System maintenance department and was preceded in death by his loving companion of 45 years Frances Lunsford, daughter: Lynn Tate, sister: Fern McDevitt, brother: Chass Tate, step-daughter: Terri L. Stultz, and step-granddaughter: Stacy Sharpe. Survivors include his brothers: Johnny Tate (Valerie) of Boydton, VA, Andy Tate (Karen) of Cincinnati, OH, and Jimmy Tate (Carol) of Virginia Beach, VA, step-daughters: Janice L. Doby and Sherri L. Fitzgerald both of Reidsville, NC, step-son: Tim Lunsford of Troy, NC, five step-grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Citty Funeral Home in Reidsville, NC is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cittyfh.com.
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