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James Rudolph "Sammy" Tate

d. June 4, 2018

Mr. James Rudolph "Sammy" Tate of McEwen, TN, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at his home. Mr. Tate was born in Perry County, TN, to Louis Chesley and Lena Louise Scaggs Tate. He was married to Hattie Dimple Palk Ligon Tate. He was a  Corporal in the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. Sammy was a member of McEwen Church of Christ and McEwen Senior Citizens Center. He loved traveling in his motor home and camping. fishing, and he was an avid cook. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing with the Pickin' and Grinnin' Group and being a song leader. His handle on the CB radio was "Roho." Sammy was a retired Insurance Agent and Funeral Assistant for Luff-Bowen Funeral Home and worked many years helping families. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 8, 2018, from 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. until funeral service time at 11 a.m., at the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in McEwen. Bro. Jim Suddeath, Bro. Hoby Grace, Bro. Jeremy McFarlin, and Bro. Joe James will be officiating the service. Military funeral honors will be held at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in McEwen prior to the procession to the cemetery. Interment will follow in the McEwen Cemetery in McEwen, TN.Survivors include:Wilfe: Hattie Ligon Tate, McEwen, TNSon: James Glenn Tate (Tia), Hendersonville, TNSister: Margie Allison (Martin), Waverly, TNSister-in-law: June Tate Loggins, Parsons, TN3 Granchildren: Kayla Dawn Tate, James Phillip Tate (Sharilee), and Tian Grace Tate1 Great Grandson: Silas Edward Tate4 Step Children: Bruce Ligon, Bellville, TXTammie Baker (Pete), Coldwater, MIAmy Grider, Glasgow, KYAmanda Williams (Bill), Juneau, AKPreceded in death by:2 Wives: Helen Doyle Tate and Rosemary Lynn Durham TateParents: Louis and Lena TateSister: Hazel MillsBrother: Paul TateLUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOMERita G. Oliphant, Funeral Director9729 Hwy. 70 EastMcEwen, TN 37101Telephone 931-582-6271Obituary Line 931-296-3500
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