Dwaine E. Tate, 84, Forest, departed this earth and joined his heavenly Father at 6 p.m. Feb. 17, 2018, at his home. He was born at home in Howard County on Oct. 1, 1933, to the late Harry O. and Florence E. (Oakley) Tate. He graduated from Forest High School in 1951. He married Nancy R. Terrell on Sept. 1, 1954, in Oakland Christian Church.
He served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of the Forest Baptist Church. He worked at the Chrysler Transmission Plant in plant protection in Kokomo for 30 years, retiring in December 1988. His true passion was farming; he loved anything John Deere. He enjoyed woodworking, antiquing and especially camping. He owned many different truck campers, trailers and motorhomes over the years. He spent the last 27 winters at his home in Frostproof, Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Tate. He was very proud of his three children, Michael of Forest, Michele (Randy Rogers) of Kokomo and Rose Maria Candia (Lance) of Indianapolis. His granddaughter, Megan Tate; grandson, Cory Candia; and a beloved aunt, Beulah Butts; also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Caroleen.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Phil Collier and Pastor Joe Olson officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forest Volunteer Fire Department. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Guardian Angel Hospice of Kokomo. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on February 18, 2018