WEST FRANKFORT — Ronald Otis Tate, 78, passed away at 9:28 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

Ron was born June 17, 1941, in Kinmundy, to Elmer and Vera (Wilkinson) Tate.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and the UMWA.

Ron was a former Old King Coal and did small engine repair. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Ron is survived by his wife, LaDonna; two sons, JD and Scott Tate; daughter Jackie Tate; stepdaughter, Heather Downs; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Russell Tate; and two sisters, Layuna Pruitt and Ronalynn Stevens.

It was Ron's wishes to be cremated with no services.

Union Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.unionfh.com.

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