Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy M. Tate, age 82, of Manchester, will be conducted Friday, August 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Tate passed away Sunday evening in Manchester.
She was born January 1, 1931 in Chattanooga, Tennessee the daughter of the late William Leslie Werndli and Elsie Mae Barnes Werndli. She was employed with PCA for over 16 years. In earlier years, Mrs. Tate along with her late husband, Gene, enjoyed traveling together. Their adventures together included traveling to the beach in Florida every year with their two daughters as well as a memorable trip to Hawaii and all over the western United States. Mrs. Tate was an avid reader and extremely passionate about University of Tennessee sports including football, basketball and baseball. She always knew who the players of each team were, how the games were played and could quote statistics of players as well as any sports authority. In addition, she enjoyed her flower garden each year and cooking. She enjoyed holiday seasons with her family each year as well as spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tate was a devoted longtime member of First Baptist Church in Manchester where she was also a member of the Sunday School Seekers.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert Eugene “Gene” Tate who passed away April 4, 2011; and a brother, Paul Werndli.
Survivors include two loving daughters, Linda Jean Bowden and husband, Richard of Manchester; and Janice Elaine Bunger also of Manchester; five grandchildren, Tanya Bush and husband, Ralph; Melissa Bowden and fiancé, David Gipson; Wendy Riley and husband, Randy; Christopher Bunger and wife, Sarah; and Shawn Bunger; and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth Ratchford and husband, Gordon of Chattanooga; and Betty Wilburn and husband, Humberto of California.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Peggy M. Tate to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Peggy M. Tate.