Fletcher Raymond Tate

Fletcher Raymond Tate, age 66 of Maryville, IL, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born August 23, 1948 in Harrisburg AR, passed away at 8:30 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Fletcher was a retired sales manager for the former Bo Beuckman Ford, Big 4 Chevrolet, and Laura Buick, all of Collinsville, IL.  He was former owner and operator of Fletcher’s Pub and Deli and Stat Medical Laboratory, both of Collinsville, and also T&T Promotional Products.  Fletcher was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Collinsville.

At one time, Raymond was awarded National Salesman of the Year for Ford Motor Company.  In his younger years, he played in a band called "Simply Us" where he was the lead singer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Lucille nee Anderson Tate.

He is survived by his wife, Alexa nee Gray Tate, whom he married August 23, 1982; a son, Tom (Amy) Noascono of Edwardsville, IL; and three grandchildren:  Samuel Lane, Sophia Jane and Elijah Tate Noascono; a brother, Bobby Tate of FL; and a sister, Carol Wildman of AR.

Memorial visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be at 11am on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Lloyd Shaw officiating.  Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Leukemia Research Fund and will be received at the funeral home.

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