Warren Byers Tate, 81, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 7, 2013. He had not enjoyed good health for the past year.
He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Harrisonburg, and was the son of the late Henry Ward and Mary Blanche Criswell Tate.
Warren was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg and had retired from Kawneer. He also served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by two sons, Robert “Bobby” L. Tate of Harrisonburg, Michael Tate of Harrisonburg, and Linda Hasler of Broadway; one granddaughter, Ashley Tate; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Avery Sedr; one sister, Erma Hollar of Harrisonburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Shirley Flourine Tate, on Dec. 10, 1998.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Moyers officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.