Herbert F. Tate, 75, of Hendersonville, went to sleep in Jesus, Sunday, January 18, 2009 from Park Ridge Hospital.
A resident of Henderson County since 1995, he previously had lived and worked in Tappahannock, VA for 23 years. He worked as an assistant adminstrator at several hospitals throughout his career. A member of Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Virginia and was a volunteer with Red Cross.
He was prceded in death by his son, Clifton Tate.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Tate; his daughter Cynthia Allen and husband Donald of Hendersonville; his brother Walter Tate of Avon Park, FL; grandson Clifton Brandon Tate and granddaughter Mary Victoria Allen; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church with the Pastors Gary Tolbert and Brent Sedgwick officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements. An online register book is available at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.