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Donnie Roy Tate Jr.

September 27, 1965 — March 18, 2017

Donald Roy Tate, Jr., was born September 27, 1965, in St. Louis, MO, to Donald Roy and Janice M. Tate, Sr. He left his earthly body March 18, 2017, at his home in St. Louis, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 51 years. Those left to honor his memory are his Mother and Step Father, Jan and Harold Willis, of Meta, MO; Two Brothers & Sisters-in-Law, Ron & Renee Tate of Manchester, MO and Al & Rana Dotson of Cuba, MO; His favorite Sister & Brother-in-Law, Mae & Charles Ferguson, of Cuba, MO; his very special Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews: Ronnie & Erin Tate (Isaiah & Lanie), Rachel & Dustin Bock (Jaxson), Brian Boxdorfer, Bradley & Lindsey Boxdorfer (Bennett), Mariclare Nelson, A.J. Dotson (Summer & Lazuris Dotson & Autumn Sandage), Rebecca Dotson (Michael Laxton), Brett Barton, Alex Dotson, Derek Davis (Haley & Jaden), Tessla Henke, Drake Hand (Scarlett), Joshua Neal, Danika Ferguson (Brylee Stewart), and Dylan, Damion, Adysen, & Harlea Ferguson; Aunts & Uncles Jean Dubar, Bill & Maria Tate, Donna Pearson, Kay Larson, Sylvia Pearson, Jean Pearson, Don & Carol Pearson, Wilma & Allen Fields; numerous cousins and other relatives; Nearly life-long best friend Mark Whitworth (Maggie), long time best friend & caretaker Kevin Rothermel , friend and caretaker Mike Kessels, and a host of other great friends. Donnie was preceded in death by his Father, Donald Roy Tate, Sr.; Grandparents William & Mae Tate, Frank & Hazel Pearson, and step-Grandmother Marie Tate, Uncles Condy, Clyde, & Carl Tate, John, Kenneth, Howard, & Gary Pearson, and Aunts WillaMae & Sharon Tate. Donnie moved with his family from Arnold, MO, to Cuba, MO, in 1977. He was baptized at a young age and graduated from Cuba High School in 1983. He worked as a radio announcer for KBCC in Cuba, MO, before joining the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Philippines from 1983 - 1986. After his military service, Donnie worked in retail sales, for many years as a bar tender, as a personal care attendant for people with disabilities, and most recently as a Floor Manager for a sheltered workshop with Mers- Goodwill. He was a member of numerous organizations. Donnie was known for his love of his family and friends, being the most fun Uncle, and his ability to make everyone he met feel instantly at ease and accepted. His love was limitless and his smile and hugs were infectious. He is and will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him. At his request, Donnie's body was donated to science. Two Celebration of Life events will be held to honor Donnie: April 8, 2017, at 1:30pm at the V.F.W. Post #7147 704 E. Washington St. Cuba, MO, and April 29, 2017, at 4:00pm at Just John in St. Louis, MO.

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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 1:30pm, VFW Post 7147

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