Visitation with the family will be Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 4-8 p.m., at the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly. Friday, December 2, 2016, visitation will be at the Compassion Church, 1452 Clydeton Road, Waverly, TN, from 10 a.m. until funeral service time at 1 p.m.
The Rev. Mr. David Ingram, Chaplain Roger Heath, and Mr. John Gaskill will be officiating the service at the church. Interment will follow in the Pruett-Jones Cemetery in Hurricane Mills, TN.
Wife: Cindy Tate, Waverly, TN
2 Children: Samara Lauren Tate (Fiance: Fraser Gill), Hurricane Mills, TN
Richard Zachary Tate, Waverly, TN
Honorary Daughter: Hope Willard Wood (Mark), Danville, VA
Father: John T. Tate (Joyce), Waverly, TN
1 Sister: Evelyn Tate Heath (Roger), Waverly, TN
Nieces and Nephews: Gracen Heath Brooks (Daniel), Elena Heath Poyner (Steven), Kara Heath, Cheney Ingram, Davey Ingram, Jordan Clemmons (Cody), Rhett Ingram, and Kelly Ingram
2 Uncles: Robert Cleveland "Rob" Jones, Hurricane Mills, TN
L. D. Tate (Bea), Clarksville, TN
Mother-in-law: Anne N. Ingram, Myrtle Beach, SC
2 Brothers-in-law: Rev. David Ingram (Kathy), Mills River, NC
Walt Ingram (Diane), Hendersonville, NC
Preceded in death by:
Mother: Sammye Tate
Father-in-law: Rev. E. W. Ingram, Jr.
Niece: Nikki Price
LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOME
Rita G. Oliphant, Funeral Director
2400 Hwy. 13 North
Waverly, TN 37185
Obituary Line 931-296-3500
[Editor's Comment: I want to thank Dr. Mike Stewart, former president of Emmanuel College, for alerting me to the sudden and unexpected death of Rick Tate. I remember Rick as a student at Emmanuel College, and I know his sister, Evelyn, who married Roger Heath who is now a retired Army chaplain who served with honor and distinction and had a sterling career. I know David Ingram, and his mother Anne Ingram. I taught E. W. Ingram, his father, when I taught public speaking at Holmes Bible College.
As editor of Hugh's News I wish to send our condolences of love and comfort in this time of shock and disbelief for Richard Tate's family as they begin the grief process.]