Marion Leon "Buck" Tate

Marion Leon "Buck" Tate, 80, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, January 25, 1928, in E. St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Tate worked as a PBX Installer for AT&T. He was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church and a Korean War Army Veteran. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Bahamas and Florida. He loved gardening and feeding the birds and his Pet Poodle Lulu.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Aulcie M. & Della Mae nee Durham Tate.
He is survived by:
  • Wife of 54 years: Betty Jean nee Blaha Tate
  • Children
    • Jeff Tate of Belleville, IL
    • Nancy Tate of Belleville, IL
    • Barton Tate of Belleville, IL
    • Farley Tate of Belleville, IL
    • Gregory (Marilyn) Tate of St. Charles, MO
    • Julie Tate of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Ashleigh Tate
    • Heather Tate
    • Greg Tate
    • Holly Tate
  • Sister: Inez Titter of Millstadt, IL,
  • Brother-in-law: Robert (Lee) Blaha of Okeechobee,FL
  • Nephew: David Titter
  • Dear Uncle and Cousins
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30am Wednesday, October 29, 2008 for a 9:45am Mass of Christian burial at St. Henry's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.