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Herbert "H.D." Doyle Tate

December 16, 1930 — March 30, 2024

Longs, SC

Herbert “H.D.” Doyle Tate, age 93, of Longs, SC, and formerly of Forest City, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. 

Doyle was born on Tuesday, December 16, 1930, in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Lloyd Tate and Mary Rich Tate. He was a graduate of Harris High School in the class of 1948. Doyle worked for the North Carolina Highway Patrol and was assigned to Charlotte for ten years, and later worked at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center as the Maintenance Supervisor. He was dedicated to the Christian Faith and was an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church where he had formerly served as a deacon, this dedication followed him to his home where he instilled morals and values in his children.  Doyle spent sixty-seven years as a Mason both in the Spindale Masonic Lodge and finally at the Cliffside Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and woodworking.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Helms (Nolan), of Myrtle Beach, SC; two sons, Mike Felts (Annette), of Spartanburg, SC, and Robert Tate (Robbie), of Boiling Springs, SC; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Doris “Jo” Tate; son, David Tate; four brothers; and three sisters. 

A Graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2024, in the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Greg Qualls officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

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New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery

223 New Bethel Church Rd, Forest City, NC 28043

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