Merle R. “Bud” Tate, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:30 A.M. December 24, 2018 at Green Tree Assisted Living Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born November 6, 1934 in Marion County, Illinois to the late Marvin R. Tate and Lucy L. (Guymon) Tate. Bud married Sharon Chizk on June 19, 1955 in Dix, Illinois at the Methodist Church. They were blessed with 63 Years of marriage.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Masonic Servicewill be held at 7:30 P.M. followed by a Shrine walk-thru. A morning visitation will be held 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 10:00 A.M. with Brother Russell Gaston officiating. Interment will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.