Terry L. Tate
Terry L. Tate
  • September 21, 1964 - October 2, 2017
  • Merritt Island, Florida

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Terry Len Tate, age 53, passed away October 2nd, 2017 at home surrounded by his beloved family.

Terry was a lifelong resident of Merritt Island. He enjoyed fishing, boating, diving, and four-wheeling. But most of all -Terry loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Janet Tate; daughter Sarah Tate-Pace, son-in-law Michael Pace, son Jonathon Tate, granddaughter Madeline Crouse; brothers William Tate and Bobby Tate, Sister Tina Tate, Mother Alma Tate, and his beloved dogs Isabelle, Copper, and Amber.

Terry spent almost 5 years in the US Navy which included tours to Japan and San Diego, CA. Following his time in the Navy, Terry worked as a lead calibration technician for 26+ years at Kennedy Space Center during the Shuttle Program.

Terry was larger than life, living every second to the fullest. He was always quick to smile and share a joke.

Terry was preceded in death by his infant son Matthew Tate, father William Tate, mother and father in law- Teresa and John Brokowski.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 1pm-3pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial in Rockledge, FL; Funeral service immediately following at the same location. A Celebration of Terry's life will be held at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial immediately following his service.

In lieu of flowers, his family respectfully requests memorial donations to be made to help with expenses. The Terry Tate Memorial Fund is set up at PNC Bank, account #1222216864.