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George Thomas Tate

July 25, 1944 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 76)


George Thomas "Pookey" Tate, 76, of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at West Tennessee Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Tuesday, July 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Thomas Tate and the late Ruth Neal Tate. Mr. Tate was a retired painter and former custodian for Dyersburg High School. 

Graveside services for Mr. Tate will be held 2:00 PM on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Officiating this service will be Pastor William Turnbo. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Tate Manis of Illinois; two sisters, Frances Turnbo(John) of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Louise Reeve of Illinois; six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Tate.

Honoring Mr. Tate as pallbearers will be his family members.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of George Thomas "Pookey" Tate.

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December 28, 2020

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Johnson-Williams Funeral Home
239 East Main Street
Newbern, TN 38059

Graveside Service
December 28, 2020

2:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery, Newbern, Tennessee

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