Bobby Daniel Tate, age 68, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his residence.

He was born August 27, 1950 in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Robert and Violet Snow Tate. Bobby was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He retired from Reynolds Metals/Ball Corporation. Bobby loved The Lord and formerly attended Parkway Baptist Church. He was a talented musician and bass fisherman and always cherished spending time with his family and his buddies.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Tate; and nephew, Robbie Tate.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Jenkins Tate; daughters, Mindy Tate Sams, Heather Tate, and Skylar Dunn; step-son, Brandon Owens and wife Kim; grandchildren, Hunter Owens, Kara Owens, and Cheyenne Sams; half-sister, Candi Reid; and half-brother, Jackie Malone.

The funeral service for Mr. Tate will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stan Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Eastern Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Johnson, Josh Johnson, Brandon Owens, Joe Blake, Ronnie Rasnick, Mike Vance, Bill Snow, and Buddy Chapman.  

Online condolences may be registered at Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.