Dean Chase Tate

dean tate
Dean Chase Tate, 67, of Fairview, died Monday, September 29, 2008 at a local hospital. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Homer and Dola Quinn Tate. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Tate. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Fairview and was a United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Tate and his wife, Marquita, of Asheville and Brian Tate and his wife, Tabatha, of Bessemer City; one brother, H.L. Tate of Mountain Home; two sisters, Linda Butler of Skyland and Eleanor Christopher of Naples, FL and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 3, 2008 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Interment will follow at New Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the funeral home.

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  1. Jeffrey and Brian,
    I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll never forget how good he was to us growing up. All the fishing trips & cookouts, we always had so much fun.
    Let me know if there is anything I can do.

  2. Jeff, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Just wanted you to know you are loved and God has his arms wrapped around you!

    Julie and Geoff Turner

  3. Jeff and Brian,
    We are sorry to hear about your dad. Rick and I were just talking this weekend about the fun we used to have playing Aggravation with him. We always had so much fun. He was always so good to us. Please let us know if you need anything. We love you.
    Rick and Leisa

  4. Jeff and Brian,
    You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May the Lord comfort you and bless you. We love (and miss) you both.

  5. Jeff & Brian,
    Keeping you in my prayers. I know this is a sad time, but praying that you can find comfort in the Lord. Know that your dad is forever joyful and filled with peace. I’m here for you if you need to lean on someone.
    I love you both!

  6. dean was a genuine friend that i will miss for a very long time. we worked together at creative molding until it’s closing.just this past saturday i was telling my wife how i would like to go see dean.i’m so sorry he is gone,i will keep him in my thoughts and prayers always.this truly is a tremendous loss of a good friend.i can only hope for you and all of dean’s family comfort and remember that will awlays be remembered as a best good friend i shared nine great years working with him. when he talked with me about his son who lived in texas coming to see him.oh how he would light up! well i guess i’ll say good by and say again i’m so sorry dean is gone Arvin Fillers

  7. Linda and family, We are sorry to read about Dean. May God bless this family. He is with the Lord and other members of his family. Keep your faith in the Lord and soon you will see him again. Roger and Donnie C.Grindstaff

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your lost, he was a good friend, and great person to work with. He will be missed. I’m sorry that we couldn’t make it to his funeral. If you need anything let us know. Our new address is 1025 Shakerag Rd. Greeneville, TN 37743. We would love to hear from you.

  9. SFC Tate,

    I am sorry for your families loss. Lossing a loved one is not easy under any situation but we can take great comfort in knowing there is glorious place awaiting us in heaven.

    I am sure your father was proud of you and understood the challenges of serving the country we love.

    I would like to thank your family for your father’s service and for allowing you to continue to serve.

    God Speed!!

    SGM Green and family

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