thomas tate
Thomas Lowell Tate,77, of New Cumberland, WV, died Saturday, February 1, 2020, in the emergency department of Trinity West. A son of the late Roxter Loy and Daphne Cottrill Tate, Thomas, was born in Salem, WV on June 7, 1942. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald and William “Bill” Tate. Tom graduated from Weir High School in 1960 and retired as a machinist from Weirton Steel after 36 ½ years. Besides working in the steel mill, Tom also was honorably discharged after serving six years in the Ohio Army National Guard. Tom was a member of the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, AF & AM New Cumberland Lodge 22, Scottish Rite- Valley of Wheeling, Osiris Shrine, Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, and the New Cumberland Lions Club. In his early years, Tom enjoyed hunting, and over the years, he found enjoyment golfing with his friends in the Over the Hill Gang. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Judy (Bee) Tate, whom he married on November 7, 1964; a son, Paul Thomas Tate (Monica); his brother, Sammie Tate (Karen) all of New Cumberland, WV; sisters in law, Helen and Loranna Tate, Sara Bayless, Gladys and Cathy Bee, and Cynthia Harcharik (Richard); and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3 PM to 8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday. Rev. Robert Staub will preside. Interment will follow with masonic graveside services at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church PO Box 386 New Cumberland, WV 26047, or to the Osiris Shrine Center Transport Fund PO Box 2048 Wheeling, WV 26003. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Jim and I are so very sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the famous Tate Boys and I say he was one of the best. Marie&Jim Bainbridge

  2. Judy and Family, We know losing a loved one is very hard to accept. Tom will be greatly missed, but we will remember the good times we shared. When God takes our loved one home, he leaves us memories. These memories we cherish and hold them in our hearts. We are here for you with loving support. Praying for comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers—- Jeannie and Russell

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Thomas Lowell Tate, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army National Guard Veteran, Thomas Lowell Tate, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  4. “The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of the Craft and with them he has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluities of life. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has sought admission to the Celestial Lodge above.”

  5. Judy I send my deepest sympathy to you and Paul. Tom was always such a kind man, I know he will be missed greatly. Please accept my apologies that I will not be able to attend the services because we are out of town. Mike and I and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers .

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