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Leonard R. "Sonny" Tate

February 22, 1937 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 80)
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Leonard R. “Sonny” Tate, 80, of Wintersville, OH passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Trinity West.  He was born in Brilliant, OH on February 22, 1937 a son of the late Leonard and Pearle Sweat Tate.  Leonard was retired from Detroit-Pittsburgh Motor Freight, after 56 years of service.  He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Follansbee and a member of Teamsters Local, Cleveland Chapter.  He enjoyed motorcycle riding and camping.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers George and Keith Tate.  Leonard is survived by his wife of 57 years Saundra “Sandy” Fisher Tate; daughter Joann (Don) Jones; sons Leonard (Teresa) Tate and Scott ( Tracy) Tate; brother Tom (Paula) Tate; sisters Patty (Autry) Hooper and Sharon (Richard) Eckerd; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Sunday from 2-5p.m., where funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:30p.m.  Burial at Union Cemetery


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