A life celebration for Tate Denham Tuten, age 17, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church (in the Gym) with Bro. Tony Billions and Bro. Bruce McVey officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.
Tate was born on June 12, 2002 in Tampa, FL to Gary Kevin and Christine Robin Bevell Tuten. He was a senior at Fayetteville City High School and played as #4 on the soccer team, and #12 on the undefeated football team. Tate was very outgoing and loved spending time with his friends. He enjoyed being on the water, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church and attended youth group at Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church. Tate passed away on October 5, 2019.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Erin Lee Tuten; paternal grandfather, Gary Tuten; maternal grandmother, Terri Jordan; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Tate was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Ruth McDonald and her husband the late Terry, and maternal grandfather, Larry Bevell.
Visitation with the family will be from 3 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Tate Denham Tuten.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tate Tuten Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO BOX 297, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
I’m sorry for your loss your in my thoughts and prayers
Kevin, Chrissy and Erin….We are deeply saddened and heartbroken to just learn of the loss of your dear son, Tate. We pray for your family as you grieve. May God’s peace be with you now and always.
I didnt know u SWEET TATE, but i know that u was a sweet funny person to be around. I know u played football with my cousin levi. R.I.P. SWEET TATE.
I didn’t know your son but I heard about him church in Lewisburg. My heart goes out to you and your family. I lost 2 sons this year if you want to talk here is my number 931-215-1688
Christine, Family, and Friends of Tate,
When I met Tate on the first day of school this year, I knew he was such a special young man. He was so very polite and smiled the entire time we talked. I was so impressed every time I saw him.
I am praying for all of you. You have my most heartfelt sympathy. You all will be in our prayers now and in the future as we miss Tate in our lives. May we all find peace and trust in God’s plan. My heart aches for you, llour Fayetteville City Schools family and our community.
Prayer of comfort for peace and understanding during and in the days and months ahead. Did not know your son;, but just listening to reading the wonderful heartfelt comments from friends and loved ones of whom your son Tate has impacted in their lives. What a wonderful tribute to a life cut short. May God continue to shower your family with comfort and love. I call it a pleasure to hear of your son s legacy
I am so sorry for your loss. Tate was always so nice and respectful!
Tate impacted everyone’s lives all the way down to the freshman up to the seniors he was always smiling and a great person in general. My prayers are with our school, Tate’s friends, his family, the football team, and our community, You’ll be missed greatly, forever in our hearts. He’ll always be a Tiger. #state4tate
Tate was an amazing person. He will forever have a place in my heart… I will cherish all of our hilarious memories we shared together. There was never a dull moment while Tate was around. Im surely going to miss Tate’s silly hair flips and his heart warming smiles.Prayers for the family, we truly lost a good one.
Tate is a friend of my nephew, Jacob Medlen. To the family my prayers are with you at this MOST DIFFICULT OF TIMES, MAY GOD RAIN DOWN ON YOU HIS GRACE AND COMFORT .
I pray for all the young people that will be touched by your tragic loss!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!
May God give all the family,friends, and loved ones peace thru this time of great loss. Tate was a great friend to my son, Isaiah. My prayers are for and with all who loved Tate.
I’m so sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers are with your family
We are praying for peace and strength during this difficult time. We love you guys
To the family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. I personally didnt know him, but i’m sure he will be greatly missed. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.
Chrissy, Kevin and Erin
Our family is praying for you all daily. We can not imagine your pain. We saw Tate at the fair a few weeks ago and he made sure that he said hello and greeted us all with his smile. One, I myself, will NEVER forget. The times we shared (always laughing) at the softball games with be cherished!!! He was an amazing human being and we loved him so!! Prayers be with you all in the days to come!
Chris, Kristin, Brylee and Hannah Howell
I never really got the chance to know Tate on a deeper level, but from what I’ve seen and heard he was an amazing young man, and he will always be in our prayers and memories to come. He will forever live on in our hearts.
Chrissy, Kevin and Erin; My heart is breaking once again because of your great loss. Tate was a sweet young boy the last time I saw him at your house back in July 2011 when we came for the Bevell Family Reunion. He grew to be a fine young man. My Heart and Prayers go out to you and your family. Much Love, Aunt Mary
I am so sorry. I am constantly praying for Comfort as only He can give.
Chrissy, Kevin and Erin, I am so saddened by this news and you guys are forever in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tuten family at this time. God got a new angel today.
ERIN: This is Dylans ex- aunt in law. Fayetteville City played my alumni, Cornersville High School. I was told in Church Sunday. I am SO VERY SORRY! You were SO sweet & I’m sure he was also.
Rest In Peace young man and May you fly with the angels. God bless the family and May he give you comfort of your time of sorrow
Rest In Peace young man and May you fly with the angels.
The Tuten family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you Tate.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for family and friends.
I remember always staying over when we were younger. We were all so young and wild and crazy. I will forever cherish those moments of you being so young and careless and full of life! I wish I could of seen you grow into the young men i met back last year at the dance. You had such a bright future ahead of you but God has now gained another beautiful angel!! You will forever be loved and greatly missed Tate!!! I love you!!
May God wrap his loving arms around his family and friends! My very deepest condolences to you all!
#TIGER #12 You will never be forgotten! Go to the #StateForTate
So sorry for what you are going through. He was such a sweet wonderful friend to all the group of young people he hung out with. I know he will be missed. LOGAN’S NANA
We would like to send our condolences and prayers to the Tuten family and for our Tiger football team! We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a bright- talented young man. Our love, thoughts and prayers our with the family in their time of need.
I am so sorry for your loss of dear Tate. It was truly a pleasure caring for him during his time at Unity. Tate was always dressed with a sweet smile. ?
Crissy, our hearts are just broken for you and your family. We enjoyed him in our church youth. He was a wonderful part of the group. My eyes were always delighted to see Tate. Love you, Crissy
Cousin Chrissy, Kevin and Erin:
My deepest condolences on the loss of such an incredible young man! I love you all so very much and wish I could give you a big hug. Hold tight to each other and know he will always be with you! God gained another Angel.
I love you sweet Tate, I can see that smile now.. Rest Easy, until next time..
My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tate Tuten. May the Lord be with you all in your time of need.
I am so so sorry.
I am thankful to have been able to know & spend time with Tate. He was a bright light to all. I am so very sorry for your loss & have thought of little else since I heard the news. I am praying for peace & comfort for you guys.
So Very sorry for your loss.We did not know this young man ,but heard nothing but good.Our Hearts pour to you .We lost our Grandson at 16 from the same 3 years ago #54 Falcon , and this young man will rest in the same cemetary as he .May God wrap his arms around each of you …..
My sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Tate Tuten. May God comfort you all in your time of sorrow.
“Bulldog nation family”
So very sorry for your loss such a handsome young man.
Prayers for the family.
I am so sorry for your loss, I know many people who went to school with Tate and I have witnessed first hand the amount of love your son has given and received by many, may his memory forever live on.
Kevin, Christy & Erin: So sad to hear about Tate..
So shocking. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this sad time..May everyday to come bring to one and all precious memories of a sweet young man, who will be sadly missed..
Our deepest sympathy and love to all. Gilbert & Brenda Donaldson..
Tate made a BIG impact on my daughter the first year they met at NGA. When I met him I seen why. He was such a joyous person, he could always make a person smile. He will be missed. Praying for his sweet family, I am so sorry for your loss,
Tate was An awesome friend and a hard working teammate. We made memories that will stay in my heart, and mind forever. There was never a dull moment when he was around. He will be missed by all the FHS football team. Prayers for his family and himself are sent out non stop. He will always be a tiger.
Tate forever placed a memory in the hearts of those who knew him. He always had a smile and made people laugh. Christine and Kevin, I know you were so proud of him and what a good, young man he was. He will be deeply missed by so many. We will be praying for comfort and peace for you. We love you guys.