LAWRENCEVILLE, Illinois — Timothy ‘Tim’ James Tate, 68, of Bridgeport, died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.

Tim worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Survivors include his wife, Michele ‘Mitzi’ Woods; three children, Timothy Shea Tate, Jeremy Grant Diggs, and Aaron Michael Diggs; two siblings, Terri Inboden and Ricky Tate; six grandchildren, Megan Tate, Gavin Diggs, Davon’ta Eastwood, Sierra Hudson, Kiesha Hudson, and Mariah Eastwood; one great-grandchild, Millie; several nieces and nephews; as well as his three dogs, Baylee, Murphy, and Mandy; and one cat, Opie.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is in charge of the arrangements.