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John T. Tate

April 19, 1928 — June 6, 2017

Mr. John T. Tate, age 89, of Hurricane Mills, TN, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Humphreys County Nursing Home in Waverly, TN. Mr. Tate was born April 19, 1928, in Waverly, TN, to Roy Lester and Ella Mae Schrock Tate. He was a member of Compassion Church in Waverly. He was a Retired Electrician for  E.I. DuPont and a Farmer. He was a member of The Gideons International. Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 9, 2017, from 4-8 p.m., at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly. Visitation on Saturday, June 10, 2017, will be from 11 a.m. until funeral service time at 1 p.m., at the Compassion Church in Waverly. Pastor Matt Wade, Chaplain Roger Heath, and Pastor Dennis Bailey will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in the Jones Cemetery in McEwen, TN. Active pallbearers will be Harold Patrick, Warren Patrick, David Burns, Glynn Tate, Scott Cross, and Sandy Cross. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to: The Gideons, Houston-Humphreys County,  P.O. Box 135, Waverly, TN. 37185.Survivors Include:Wife: Joyce Cross Tate, McEwen, TNDaughter: Evelyn Tate Heath (Roger), Waverly, TNDaughter-in-law: Cindy Tate, Waverly, TNBrother: L.D. Tate (Bea), Clarksville, TNBrother-in-law: Robert C. "Rob" Jones, Hurricane Mills, TN5 Grandchildren: Samara Lauren Tate, Gracen Heath Brooks (Daniel), Richard Zachary Tate, Elena Heath Poyner (Steven), and  Kara Heath2 Great Grandsons: David Brooks and Levi Brooks5 Stepchildren: Kim Trout (Charles R. "Dick"), Scott Cross (Melissa), Sandy Cross (Bridgette), Kevin Cross (Angel), Mike Cross (Donna)15 Step Grandchildren12 Step Great GrandchildrenPreceded in death by first wife: Sammye Lane Jones TateSon: Thomas Richard "Rick" TateParents: Roy and Ella TateBrother: Earl C. TateSister: Nell Catherine CarterLUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOMERita Oliphant, Funeral Director2400 Hwy 13 NorthWaverly, TN 37185Telephone 931-296-2437Obituary Line 931-296-3500
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