Robert Lee “Buddy” Tate Sr., 87, of Memphis TN. Formerly of Coldwater, MS. died Monday, June 14, 2021 in Memphis, TN. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Orleans Road Church of Christ in Memphis, TN. Burial followed in Mt. Calm MB Church Cemetery in Coldwater, MS. He is survived by four daughters; Glenda Tate-Ingram, Effie Tate-Williams, Debra Tate-Davis and Janis Faye Tate all of Memphis, TN.; two sons, Melvin Tate of Brockton, MA., Calvin Tate of Memphis, TN., 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.