The history and life works of Carnell Tate, Jr. began to be written on September 18, 1957. The final chapter and last page was written on Saturday, April 20, 2019
Carnell Tate, Jr. was born the second child to the late Carnell Tate, Sr. and Gussie Tate, in San Antonio, Texas. Carnell began his Christian life at an early age and was Baptized at New Light Baptist Church. He later joined St. Stevens Baptist church.
History records that he was educated primarily in the public schools of San Antonio, Texas where he attended Sam Houston High School
Carnell was known and had a passion for driving trucks and when he would pull up you would see a little thin man, with cowboy boots, tight pants and a cowboy hat on and wonder how he was driving this big eighteen-wheeler? Believe it or not, he could turn it around on a dime.
He was a loving, devoted father and friend. Very kind hearted, giving, sometimes too giving, outgoing, crazy, always smiling, always open to having a conversation with him. Willing to listen and did so with admiration and patience. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Carnell is survived by his only loving daughter Tasha and her husband Richard B. Johnson. Siblings Charlotte Franklin, Carl Tate and sister in law Pam, Christine and brother in law Anthony Johnson, whom all reside in San Antonio, Texas. Nieces and nephews as well as a host of family and friends.