Carl Tate

Carl Kent Tate, of Galatia, IL, died of respiratory failure caused by Q fever on April 29th, 2022, at the age of seventy-two. He was born on September 29th, 1949 in Eldorado, IL- the elder son of the late Harold Eugene Tate and Virginia Lee Gibson (Hall).

Carl was a graduate of Galatia High Schoo., class of 1967. Following graduation, he joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning home from the war, he was stationed at Fort Meade, MD where he met and married his wife, Pamela Snyder. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in December.

After the Army, he enrolled in Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. Carl was an avid fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors and the thrill of the catch. He was always up for helping others and would talk to you for hours about the subject of your choosing. He was best known for his profound sense of humor and contagious smile; he had the ability to brighten the mood in any room.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Harold Eugene Tate and Virginia Lee Gibson (Hall). Surviving him, in addition to his wife, Pamela (Snyder) Tate, are his daughter, Rebecca (Tate) Gerber and her husband, Loren of Whiteland, IN and daughter, Holly Tate of Galatia, IL. Carl also has five grandchildren- Abigail Gerber, Tucker LaBarge, Tate LaBarge, Kaitlyn Gerber, and Whayland Tate. He is also survived by his brother Harold Eugene Tate and his nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a date TBD.


  1. Jessica Middleton on May 9, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Beautiful! He was such a loving and caring man. He was so proud of the women in his life. Blessed to have known him.

  2. Bryant Houser on May 9, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Some of my fondest memories include Carl from working fishing to parties with my extended family.

  3. sherry on May 9, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Always had a great time at class reunions when Carl was there. Always funny

  4. Karen Gutekunst on May 10, 2022 at 7:30 am

    My deepest sympathies Pam to you and your family. Beautiful Tribute!!

  5. Lois Sporleder on May 10, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    I’m 60 years old and just came to this website looking for the biological father I’d never met; armed with only a name. Both parents took the rest of it to their graves.
    I didn’t know your relative, but saw his handsome and beaming photo first thing! There’s just an energy about him!
    I’m extremely sorry for the heartache you’ve had to bear during this time. He looked like a beautiful soul, and my first instincts are usually always right. It wouldn’t have seemed right though, leaving here without thanking you for letting me in… to be a piece of a family that I don’t have, or have left, and to the several pieces of his life that made him who he was. I feel privileged.
    May your Creator hold and comfort you at this very difficult time! 💕
    – Lois Sporleder

  6. Pamela Tate on May 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    The celebration will be May 29, 2022, at 4pm at his home located at 410 E Walker St., Galatia., IL 62935. Anyone in the area is welcome to stop by for a bite to eat and story time. A bonfire is planned for after the bar-b-que.

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