May 18, 1949 ~ January 15, 2023 (age 73)
Bobby Gene Tate, 73, of Huckabay went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
Funeral services for Bobby will be 10:00 AM, Monday, January 23rd at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery. Visitation with the Tate family will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, January 22nd at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Bobby was born on May 18, 1949, in Fortune Bend, Texas in Palo Pinto County to the late Homer Cecil and Sarah Marie Russell Tate. He attended public school in Huckabay, graduating from Huckabay High School class of 1967.
Bobby has a long history in the world of education. He started his career in education in 1978 in Bluff Dale after receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Tarleton State University. In the years to follow, he taught in Santo, Alvarado, Huckabay, and then back to Alvarado. He retired from education after teaching and counseling in the Alvarado Independent School District from 1988 to 2004. Although he only taught in the Huckabay Independent School District for a short time – 1986-1988. Bobby is definitely one of the people who became a teacher to make a difference in the lives of students. He truly cares about kids and just people in general. Bobby wouldn’t hesitate to give the shirt off his back to help someone – even if that shirt is his favorite t-shirt. Bobby for a short time was in the dairy supply business. In 2017, Bobby was honored by the Alvarado ISD by being inducted to the Alvarado Hall of Excellence
Bobby has lived in the Huckabay community for many years and has been an inspiration to each and every life he has touched. When asked several different people to tell something about Bobby, they all said basically the same thing – he is a good educator, a good person, and a great friend.
Bobby is survived by his brother, Johnny and wife Kathy Tate of Stephenville; Lou Ann Howell, cousin; nieces, Nikki and husband Steve Callaway, Brandi and husband Wesley Nelson, and Amber and husband Les Branson; nephews, Robert and wife Rani Tate, Bret and wife Mary Tate, and Ryan and wife Kelly Tate; great nephews and great nieces, Zach and wife Kayce Nelson, Aaron Callaway, Brady Nelson and Bailey Durant, Sarah Callaway, Tate Branson, Ben Montoya, Taylor Branson, Bethany Tate, Kynzi Callaway, Telese Branson, Riley Tate, Luke Tate, and Samuel Tate; great great nephew, Callan Nelson; and great great niece, Carsyn Nelson
Besides his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by brothers, Jackie Tate and Jimmy Tate; sisters, Linda Tate, Tommie Tate, Francis Ann Tate, and Betty Jean Tate; half-brothers, J. D. Tate, Carroll Tate, Lee Evan Tate, Bill Tate, and Cecil Tate; half-sisters, Isla Tate and Shirlene Causey.
The Tate family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Huckabay Athletic Booster Club or the Lipan Athletic Booster Club.