Leon Henson Tate Sr.

November 30, -0001 - September 12, 2010

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Leon Henson Tate Sr. (“Tater”) June 13, 1943 – September 12, 2010, age 67. Beloved Husband of Helen Tate for 28 years. Loving Father of Lisa Tate, Sharon Stier, Leon Tate, Rodney Tate and step-father of John Culbertson, Dave Culbertson, Teri House, and Sheri Mobley. A proud grandpa of 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren who loved him dearly. He was the ROCK of our family and the glue that held us together. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and Resided in Butler County He entered into eternal life with the lord after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death is his Mother Velma Tate, his Father Howard Tate, 3 Brothers, 4 Sisters, and 1 grandchild. Survived by Mom Phillips sister Margie Wilson and many other family and friends. The Service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Lora - Lambert Woodward - Sep 17, 2010

I am so very sorry for your loss. Leon was always good to me. He was a good man and I know he will be missed so much by his family. My heart goes out to all of you.

Lora - Lambert Woodward - Sep 17, 2010

I am so very sorry for your loss. Leon was always good to me. He was a good man and I know he will be missed so much by his family. My heart goes out to all of you.

Valerie ( Owens) Bond - Sep 17, 2010

My sympathy and heart goes out to you and your family Aunt Helen. I was really sad to hear of your loss. I love you all and you will be in my prayers. Valerie

katie young - Sep 17, 2010

Helen, I am so sorry for the lost of your husband. I will be praying for GOD to give you comfort.

Michelle, Al, Priscilla & Patricia Ryan - Sep 17, 2010

Uncle Leon was such a kind hearted man who always had a nice word or happy smile to give out to people. He is such an inspiration to us all on how to live life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed. Heaven is lucky to have him now. We will see you again someday.

Mercy Davis - Sep 16, 2010

Leon you were like a brother to me. You’re kindness and generousity will never be forgotten! I love you and will join you again one day. Until then, I will help take care of Sis here. Thank you for always making me laugh!

Jeffrey Brooks - Sep 16, 2010

Uncle Leon you are missed. Get heaven ready for us left behind. When it is my time, the first thing I’ll do when I get up there is cook us all a big dinner! You always loved the dinners I would cook for you and Aunt Helen. You faught a brave fight! Rest for now, until we meet again!

Sheryl Brooks - Sep 16, 2010

Our prayers of comfort on are being sent to you Aunt Helen and all of the family at this heartbreaking time. Uncle Leon was the best Uncle anyone could have ever asked for! His laughter and bright smile will be missed dearly! He is up in heaven with the rest of the family entertaining them until we all meet again!

Laura Tate - Sep 15, 2010

Dad – You will really be missed. I am glad that Leon got to spend so much time with you last month I know it meant the world to him. You really fought the fight hard and I am glad you’re suffering is over. May you rest in peace in heaven above. God Bless.

leon tate jr - Sep 15, 2010

how can you put into afew words about a man that meant so much to a person.you meant so much to so many people. there is a big hole now in this family that could never be filled.you will be loved and missed. goodbye dad.

marg - Sep 15, 2010

You’ve been the best brother anyone could have.I wish I could have had the send off you deserved.Tell Dad and Mom I love them, remember you promised me you would make it to heaven so I promise you that I be there too.To the best brother ever!
your little sister,

Debbie Betsch - Sep 15, 2010

Unfortunately, I did not know Leon very well. I worked at the house for several weeks with the remodeling job and had the pleasure of spending every day with him. What I did see is that he absolutely loved his family and they absolutely loved him. He was a joy to be around was very appreciative of everything around him. Leon, I am so sorry that you had to suffer the pain you did with your cancer. Your family can now be assured that your suffering is over and you are at peace with our Lord. You can prepare the place for your loved ones to join you when their times come.

Gary and Twyla Mathews - Sep 15, 2010

We extend our love and sympathy for the lose of your loved one. From your comments it is clear to see he was a wonderful and highly respected member of your family.

What a great honor for you guys to have been to be a part of his life. Now you can look forward reuniting with him again. Our prayers are with you for strength until that time.

Lisa Your Daughter - Sep 15, 2010

I miss you already and Love you so very much. Remember the Dance at Rumpke park when they had an Oldies band and they were playing one of “The Platters” songs, and you wanted to slow dance with me. It was just me and you on the dance floor no one else was up dancing. I still remember what you said to me while dancing on the floor and I’ll never forget. You was my ROCK, If I needed to talk you would listen, If I needed to vent you would calm me down. I will always remember our talks and the good times that we shared, no one can take that from me. I Love you Dad more than all the Stars in the sky and look forward to the day when I’ll see you again. Sleep Well you have gone home to rest now with no more pain and suffering. I Love you!!!!!!!

Linda Rouse - Sep 15, 2010


I am so very sorry to hear about Leon. Please know that I will be thinking about you and will keep you in my prayers.


Sherry Tate - Sep 15, 2010

I am so sorry. You all loved him so much. And I know he will be very much missed.

sharon - Sep 15, 2010

Daddy I miss you so much ,You were the best and you taught me so much about loving and forgiving,No one can ever replace you in my heart.you will be missed so much by your grandchildren,They all miss you so much all ready.I LOVE YOU DADDY

Joe ande Cindy Mitchell - Sep 14, 2010

To all the Tate Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. One day you all will be together again in heaven where there is no pain or sorrow.He is at peace and looking down upon you all. With love and prayers, Joe and Cindy mitchell

Amanda Tolbert - Sep 14, 2010

Papaw I love you more….no one in this world could replace you,you always seen the good in everyone no matter who is was.you taught me so much in life and I will carry that for life..you taught me anything is possible no matter who you are…I will live my life to the fullest everyday just for you….LOVE YOU

Raven - Sep 14, 2010

Papaw delivered me from my household to be with his grandson Tim after a very hurtful and difficult time with my family. He saved me from terrible things thats could have became of me if I stayed there any longer. Thank you Papaw! We’ll all miss you greatly! Say hi to my best friend Susie for me!