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Anthony Tate

Anthony L. Tate, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Monday November 4, 2019 at his office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

He was born in Cumberland Heights, Tennessee on March 30, 1958. He was an IT Director at Middle Tennessee State University and member and past board member of the Middle and East Tennessee Concerns of Police Survivors “COPS”. He attended Chattanooga State Community College, ITT TECH and MTSU.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Vernon Tate; and son, Anthony Shane Tate.

He is survived by his sons, Kevin Wesley (Kendra) Tate and Zachary Caleb (Lauren) Tate; mother, Margie King Tate; companion, Connie Reed; sisters, Angela (Butch) Layman and Andrea (David) Smith; brother, Ashley Tate; grandchildren, Dylan, Skylar, Haley, Kage, Kylie, Luke, Elena, Areianna and Maddie; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 9 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Mike Rigsby and Keith McBee officiating. Burial followed in Palmer Cemetery.

Layne Funeral Home of Palmer was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made at

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