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Richard Tate

Obituary of Richard Freeman Tate

 Palmer, Tennessee – Mr. Richard Freeman Tate, 79, died peacefully at his home Thursday January 14, 2021.  He was born in Altamont, Tennessee on January 16, 1941 to Buford and Sarah Scott Tate who preceded him in death along with his wife, Christine Land Tate; son, Scottie Tate; great grandson, Noah Curtis; brother, Sherman Tate; sister, Dorothy Jean Fults.


He attended the Palmer Church of God before his health declined and was a retired Steel Mill worker.


He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly (Frog) Northcutt and Kathy Birch; brothers, Linuel (Mildred) Tate, Phillip Tate and David (Karen) Tate; sisters, Ruth (Lloyd) McGee, Jewell (Ronnie) Akins and Annie Mae (late Cotton) King; 7 grandchildren, Felicia (Jeremiah) Curtis, Whitney (Cody Nunley) Northcutt, Courtney (Bo Rymer) Tate, Tori and Scott Tate, Josh (Megan) Sells and Casey (Sarah) Sells and Austin Burch; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee.