Larry was born to A V "Blue" Tate & Willie Lorene (Bailey) Tate on November 14,1941. He went to join his parents and other loved ones on December 9, 2022.
He served in the Navy from 1963 thru 1967. Upon returning home, he used VA Benefits to learn the Diesel Mechanics trade. This was very beneficial in the career he truly loved as a "Long Haul Driver". He also loved all aspects of farming. Most of all, he loved raising his children with the help of his parents. He took them with him any chance he could.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents A V "Blue" Tate and Willie Lorene ( Bailey) Tate; Grandson Damien Tate; and adopted brother Jackie Dunlap and wife Dorothy Dunlap.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Tate Harris; son, Cory Tate; daughter, Derenda Tate; Grandson, Jordan Tate; Granddaughter, Jayda Tate; and numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Special thanks to Brenard Turnipseed for all the time spent taking Larry to appointments at the Amarillo VA.
Cremation will be done by Steed Todd Funeral Home and no services will be held.
LARRY’S LAST RIDE
He traveled the roads
In years gone past
A life he chose and
Hoped it would last
Driving all night
From state to state
Trying to get home
And arriving so late.
He parked his truck now
His engine has stopped
And those who love him
Their hearts have dropped
He traveled the country
With a smile of pride
Now he drives the streets of Heaven
On the trucker’s last ride.
MAY GOD RIDE WITH YOU…. 10-4 GOOD BUDDY AND GOODBYE