Douglas E. Tate, 71, of Shady Point, OK passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR. Douglas was born November 11, 1943 in Big Spring, TX to Oscar Tommy & Bennie Ruth (Lee) Tate. He was drilling superintendent in the oil field. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Tommy Tate; mother, Bennie Ruth (Lee) Holt
step-mother, Doris O. Tate; grandparents, Oscar Frank and Lillian Tate; sister, Tommie Ruth Roye; half sister, Barbara Holt Dolloff; step-brother, Bobby Sartain ; half-brother, Wesley Holt; nephew, Andy Roye; aunts, Lucille Borrows, Vena Hadley; uncles, Melvin, Marvin and Vernon Tate.
He is survived by daughters, Sheila Barrera and husband Lynard of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nicole Tate of Poteau, OK; son, Brad Tate and wife Lynnette of Lovington, NM; grandson, Dallas Barrera of Buenos Aires, Argentina, grandson, Jacob Tate of Lubbock, TX, granddaughter, Misty Smith of Crossroads, NM, great grandkids, Landon, London, and Serenity Smith of Crossroads, NM; brother, Jerry Tate and wife Denise of Euless, TX; sister, Juanell Boyd and husband Danny of Crockett, TX; step-sister, Jean Bofman and husband Jerry of Albuquerque, NM; step-brothers, Royce Sartain and wife Loveta of New Brighton, PA, Ron Sartain and Wayne Sartain of Albuquerque, NM, half-brother, Mike Holt, Grape Creek, TX; half-sister, LaVerne Garner, San Angelo, TX, nieces, LaChelle Tate of Canton, TX, Karyn Reynolds and husband Joey of Grapeland, TX, Kellye Liljequist and husband Sterling of Coldspring, TX, Briana Srogi of Wills Point, TX, Tricia Roye of Arlington, TX, Gayle Prater and husband Waymon of Arlington, TX, Cathy Baker and husband Donny of Carlsbad, NM, Bennie Jo Holt, Barbara Creech; nephews, Steve Roye and wife Rhonda of Bowling Green, KY, Walter Roye and wife Melody of Hobbs, NM, Darak Tate of Corpus Christi, TX, Chris Holt great-nieces, Macie James of Crockett, TX, Jennifer Leslie and Jessica Wright of TX, Serenity Tate, Tyler, TX, Kira Tate, Corpus Christi, TX; great-nephews, Chris Tate of Canton, TX, Brian and Jonathan Srogi of Wills Point, TX, Nathaniel Boyd of Coldspring, TX, Carter James of Crockett, TX, Brice, Trevor, & Hayden Liljequist of Coldspring, TX, Joel Dolloff, numerous other nieces, nephews, and relatives.