Charles L. “Buddy” Tate, Jr., of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., a member of the Meredith College Board of Trustees, passed away on November 5, 2011. Services were held on November 7, 2011, in Holden Beach, N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred "Millie" Stone Tate and daughter Mary Lacey Tate of Lake Waccamaw, N.C.
His 40 year career in forestry began with the North Carolina Forest Service as the Lincoln County Ranger. He was a management forester with Riegel Paper Cooperation Woodlands Division and later Federal Paper Board, Inc. He became a Consulting Forester and real estate broker in 1973 until present at Charles L. Tate, Jr. & Associates.
In addition to his service on Meredith’s Board of Trustees, Tate served his community as a commissioner of the Town of Lake Waccamaw, past chairman and vice-chairman of the Columbus County Board of Health, past president and vice-president of the Coastal Area Health Education Center (now SEAHEC), trustee emeritus and past treasurer of The Holden Beach Chapel, and past treasurer and honorary member of The North State Game Club.
Professionally Tate was a career member of Association of Consulting Foresters, Society of American Foresters, and the Forest Landowners Association. He recently completed an appointment on the North Carolina Board of Registered Foresters. He was a long time member of Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church.
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