Born 11 September 1917
Died 12 November 1944
345th Bomber Group, 498th Bomber Squadron
Sgt Tate was lost on the Liberty ship S.S. Thomas Nelson
The Kingsport News, 19 April 1949
Funeral services for Sergeant Verley Tate, who was killed November 12, 1944 on Leyte, in the Philippines, will be held at Liberty Church of the Brethren, Kingsport Highway near the Sullivan County line. The Rev. E.J. Row and the Rev. Frank Isenberg will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The American Legion will hold services at the grave. Sergeant Tate was 26 at the time of his death. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gentry Tate, Route 4, Jonesboro. Inducted into the Army on December 5, 1940, Sergeant Tate served with the Air Forces ‘Air Apaches’. Survivors include his widow, the former Miss Chima Simpson of Route 4, Jonesboro, and now of Pleasantville, Iowa, one son, Verley Tate Jr., Pleasantville, his parents, one sister, Mrs. Eldridge Simpson, Kingsport Highway, five brothers, Adrian Tate of Johnson City, John B. Tate Jr., Route 4, Jonesboro, Hal E. Tate, Route 1, Johnson City and Ira Tate and Gentry Tate Jr, Jonesboro, one half-sister, Mrs. George Isenberg of Kingsport and three half-brothers, Clifton Tate of Akron, Ohio and Billy and Keith Tate of Kingsport Highway.