GREENVILLE – James Owen Tate, 70, of Greenville, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at 12:29PM at his home. Mr. Tate was born January 31, 1947, in Greenville. He was a welder at Sugar Creek Coal Co., and was a member of Cleaton Baptist Church. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren teaching them to fish. He spent a lot of time outdoors and loved Kentucky basketball. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cristen Noffsinger; and parents Claude Owen and Willa Mae Tate. He is survived by his son, James (Eydie) Tate of Madisonville; and grandchildren Sarah, Tate, Addison, Audrey, and Sydney. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 2:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Gary Taylor officiating. Burial in Miller Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday after 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.