92-year-old Fairfield resident, Clarence Robert Tate, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, December 27 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was a retired realtor and owner of Clarence R. Tate Real Estate Agency and Grubb Abstract. He was also a member of the Fairfield Lions Club, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Wayne County Historical Society, Fairfield Elks Lodge, the Hospital Board, and was also a veteran serving in the Navy.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Nofftz of Tuscola, IL; two grandchildren, Douglas Nofftz of Mesa, AZ and Nicole Durbin of Mattoon, IL; and two great-grandchildren, Lily Durbin of Mattoon, IL and Kamaryn Nofftz of Mesa, AZ.
Per his request, the body of Clarence Robert Tate will be cremated and there will be no services.
Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.