Jerry R. Tate, 77, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was born December 23, 1940 in Hart, MI. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy following high school. After being honorably discharged, he was a life-long entrepreneur and opened, owned and sold several businesses.
He is survived by his wife Carol of 42 years; his children, Paul, Ria (Jon), Brian (Kerry); his stepchildren, David (Lynda), Roger (Joanne), Lori (George) and Lisa (Boyd); eight grandchildren, Savannah, Brody, Becca, Chanda, Ben, Samantha, Jeff and Vance and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Tate and his sisters, Karen Houseman and Susan Wade.
Jerry will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette Rd. N Naples, FL 34103.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerry's memory to Faith Lutheran Church at the above address or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate
Faith Lutheran Church Missions
4150 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples FL 34103
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105