Joseph Warren Tate, 86, of Mexico, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011, at Missouri Veteran's Home in Mexico. He was born December 6, 1924, in Readsville, Mo., the son of Marcus Caleb and Ophelia B e l l (Smith) Tate. J o e p r o u d l y served his c o u n t r y during World War II in the United States Army. He was a retired employee of the state of Missouri, working at both Fulton State Hospital and the Department of Corrections in Jefferson City. In past years he enjoyed fishing, his dogs, and traveling. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by one son, Bruce Joe Tate and wife Karen of Rocky Mount; one daughter, Cheryl Lyne Tate Blankenship and husband Paul David of Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren, Cody and Justin Feltner of Fulton, Sarah Record and Shelby Tate of Jefferson City, and John Blankenship, Courtney Ray and Lindsey Velasquez of Lee's Summit; five greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, all in the Fulton area. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christina Helene Tate Feltner; and brother, Edward Smith Tate. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton at 2 p.m. on Wednesday September 7, with Chaplain Raymond Iman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until the time of service as well as following the service. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome. com.