The Rev. Marvin Alexander Tate, 68, of 125 Henry Drive, was called to eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 25 , 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
He was born in Hickory Grove and was a son of the late George and Lois Reid Tate. Marvin was a graduate of Jefferson High School in York and Cleveland Technical College in Shelby, N.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and an Associate Pastor of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by five siblings, Georgianna Logan, Betty Knight, Bonnie Fludd, George “Ray” Jr and Grady Tate.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Jamison Tate of the home; sons, Maurice (Tarsha) Tate and Lee (Angie) Green, all of York; a daughter, Alicia Tate of Blacksburg; two brothers, J. Walter (Gloria) Tate of Gaffney and Luther Tate of Blacksburg; a sister, Ida McCaw of Sharon; six grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and motherand father-in-law, Dorothy and Jesse Jamison of Sharon.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell W. Smith officiating. Military rites and interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be instate in the church Thursday at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.