Terry Duane Tate

Published 10:59 am Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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Terry Duane Tate, 55, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021.

The graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Calvary Assembly of God Cemetery with Pastor Phillip Kirkland and Pastor Ritchie Vaughn officiating.

The family received friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, Ga. 39819.

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Terry Duane Tate was born June 17, 1966, in Atlanta, Ga., the son of James Terry Tate & Helen Merkison Tate. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1985. Terry proudly served his country in the United States Army and later worked as the maintenance director at the Decatur County Industrial Air Park.

Terry never met a stranger and was often described as a clown and life of the party. He enjoyed having a good time and spent many hours at Blue Hole on Spring Creek. Driving a truck, restoring cast iron and tinkering were things he did best. Terry was one who could take something completely apart AND get it back together with at least most of the parts in place. He believed in tough love splashed with a little grace and adventure.

Survivors include his children, Kacee Michelle Tate of Cairo, Ga., Derry Johnathan Tate and Kerri Ann Tate, both of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren, Jaxon Duane Purvis and Kason James Purvis; his parents, Helen & Gary Nichols; his siblings, Kimberly Tate (Jack) Newberry of Iron City, Stephen (Shanna) Nichols of Reynoldsville, Ryan (Paula) Nichols of Ft. Benning, Jonathan Nichols of Colquitt, and Chris (Tiffany) Nichols of San Diego, Ca.; his faithful canine companion, Trooper; and a host of extended family. Terry was preceded in death by his father, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and his dog, Midget.


Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)