Donald Charles Tate age 85 of Princeton – Wednesday, February 6, 1935 – Sunday, June 14, 2020

Donald Charles Tate, 85, of Princeton, IN, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital located in Newburgh, IN. Mr. Tate was born on Wednesday, February 6, 1935, to Charles W. and Irene M. (Kruse) Tate, both of whom have preceded. On August 20, 1961, in Oakland City, IN, Don married Dianne E. Cloin, who survives.
Mr. Tate is a 1953 graduate of Fort Branch High School and worked for the Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor for 37 years. He also worked with his wife, Dianne, as an antique dealer for 35 years. He was a life member and former Secretary/ Treasurer of the United Transportation Union. He is a former member and Treasurer of the Kiwanis club of Princeton. He was a regular with those that gathered every morning at Burger King to discuss over coffee the current events and politics of the day.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dianne, his daughter, Lorinda (Robert) Barrell, of Princeton, IN, his son, Kevin A. (Debi) Tate, of Olathe, KS, his brother, Dennis Tate, of Evansville, IN, and his sister, Gwen Wright, of Princeton, IN.
Don is also survived by grandchildren, Lindsey N. (Jon Dockery) Barrell and Kristen L. (Cordell Snyder) Barrell and Alexander Tate.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister in law, Mary Tate.

Doyle Funeral Home of Princeton has the honor of serving the Tate Family.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Doyle Funeral Home, located at 520 S. Main Street, Princeton, IN 47670, with Pastor Tony Friedman officiating. Internment will take place in Columbia White Church Cemetery of Princeton with military honors provided by the retired military veterans group.

Visitation will take place on Friday, June 19, 2020, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the building fund of Grace Fellowship Church at 527 E. Illinois, Princeton, IN 47670 in lieu of flowers.
Condolences may be made online at or the funeral home Facebook page. For information call 812-385-4334.

One thought on “Donald Charles Tate age 85 of Princeton – Wednesday, February 6, 1935 – Sunday, June 14, 2020

  1. George Pickersgill

    Today, on behalf of the citizens of a grateful county, we honor Mr. Tate’s military service. We owe him, and those like him, a tremendous debt of gratitude. Surely our nation is a better and safer one because of his selflessness. I beg you to contact me if I may be of any service to your family. With deepest respect and sympathy.
    George Pickersgill – Gibson Co. Veterans Service Office – 812 385-4522


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