Gregory Russell Tate

May 25, 1959 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 60)



Sumter, SC… Gregory Russell Tate, age 60, died on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Prisma Health Tuomey.


Born on Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, IL, he was the son of Shirley M. Tate and the late Edward W. Tate. Mr. Tate worked in the construction business for many years.


Surviving are: his mother, Shirley M. Tate of Sumter; one brother, Steven E. Tate of Cayce; former wife, Elizabeth Ann Kolb Hancock of Sumter; two step-daughters, Amy Fuller Watson of Sumter and Cassie Hill Mathis of Franklin, NC; and two grandchildren, Sarah Copeland and Warren Brogdon Watson.


He was preceded in death by his father, Edward W. Tate and his brother, Dwayne David Tate.


The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.


You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.


The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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February 1, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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