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Originally published: 2012-03-06 11:54:34
Last modified: 2012-03-06 11:55:13

Lloyd Patrick Tate

Lloyd "Junebug" or "LP" Patrick Tate, born in Pinehurst December 28, 1925, died peacefully Friday, Feb 24, 2012, at home in Southern Pines with his wife and dogs.

He was raised in Pinehurst and spent his summers in Blowing Rock. Growing up in an equestrian family he never ventured far from his roots. After a brief stint in the Navy during WWII, he returned to Pinehurst/Southern Pines.

He lived life with a zest and was fortunate to be able to pursue his many passions including horses, big trucks, flying and golf.

He was known as a horseman's horseman. From race horses to show horses, fox hunting to Montana cattle drives, Tate has enjoyed success in many arenas. He has been honored with the American Hunter Jumper Association Lifetime Achievement Trophy (1999), NCHJA Horseman of the Year (2001), Sandy Minchin NCHJA Lifetime Achievement (2001), Sallie Busch Wheeler Sportsmanship Trophy (2003), and was inducted into the Virginia Horse Shows Association Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a long-serving member on the boards of The Walthour-Moss Foundation and the Veterinarian Medical Foundation at NC State and the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; all four of his children, Lloyd "Jock" Patrick Tate Jr. and wife, Kathryn, of Southern Pines, Kathleen Walsh Tate of Decatur, GA, Nella Cannon Tate of Cary, NC, and Zachary Reynolds Tate and his wife, Linda, of Blowing Rock, NC; and his grandchildren, Alexandra and Ella Fullerton.

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