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Harlis Rex Tate

Mr. Harlis Rex Tate, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 in Mena.

He was born July 27, 1941 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Gordon Tate and the late Eva Hargis Tate.  He was a businessman and owner of Waterworks Sales Company in Colorado for over 30 years and was locally vice-president of the Freedom Water Board.  He was a loving companion, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by “Cave Mate” Penny Newberry of Mena, Arkansas; daughters Tracy Tate of Conway, Arkansas, Stefanie Ryan and husband Clinton of Bentonville, Arkansas; grandchildren Kayla Pullen and husband Jeff of Mena, Arkansas, Ethan and Parker Ryan of Bentonville, Arkansas; great-grandchildren Hailee and Tatelynn Pullen of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Eva Tate.

Mr. Tate was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.