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Robert Joe "Bob" Tate, age 86, of Sarasota, Florida and formerly of Rutherford County, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015.

Bob was born January 22, 1929 in Rutherford County. He worked for Burlington Industries and Cone Mills for fifty years before retirement. He enjoyed jogging and golfing. Bob was known as a fair, honest and loving man. He said what he meant and stood by what he said. He was a hard worker and a great moral teacher. He loved his family above all else but was kind to everyone, a true man of character.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Pauline Millwood Tate and one sister, Dottie Faye Tate.

Survivors include one son, Doug Tate and wife, Patty of Sarasota, Florida; two grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted at the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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