Russell Ellwood Tate
Russell Ellwood Tate
  • October 4, 1923 - November 23, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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Tate, Mr. Russell E. "Buddy" Sr 94, of Richmond, formerly of Shenandoah, Va., went to be with the Lord November 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frances Herndon Tate; his parents, James Howard Tate Sr. and Elsie Gardner Tate; and his daughter, Donna Dow. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley T. Rucker and her husband, Jim; His son, Russell E. Tate Jr. and his wife, Ann; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The family would like to give a special thank you for the care given by the staff at Gayton Terrace. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. 22042.

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Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.