Billy Joe Tate Jr., 23, of Shobonier, passed away early Saturday morning, June 16, 2018.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Northside Christian Church, Vandalia; visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family of Joe Tate. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Billy Joe Tate Jr., “Joe Tate”, was born May 26, 1995 in Decatur, the son of Billy Joe Tate Sr. and Hester (Laurie) Tate. He was a graduate of Vandalia Community High School and Midwest Technical Institute, and was currently a traveling welder/pipefitter. Joe lived life to the fullest, he loved the outdoors, spending time at the Vandalia Lake, and spending time with his friends.
He is survived by his parents, Billy and Hester Tate of Shobonier; brothers, James Laurie and wife Taylor of Vandalia and Michael Tate of Shobonier; sisters, Amber Tate of Decatur, Marina and husband David Worman of North Carolina, and Maegan Tate of Vandalia; special friend, Mayce Sarchet of Vandalia; and 8 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.