Bryan Tate PDF Print E-mail

John Bryan Tate, 53, of Newberry, died Friday, December 30, 2016, at his residence.

Born on July 7, 1963, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Jack Bryan and Rosemary Dowd Tate. He was a meat cutter with Hawkins Deer Processing.

He is survived by his brothers, Jeff E. Tate of Newberry and David (Sheri) Tate of Pomaria; his fiancée, Tina Leitzsey; a nephew, Adam Tate; a niece, Alexis Tate; three children and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Elbert “Po”Dowd and Nell Singley Browne.

Family and friends are invited to drop-in for a Celebration of Life Service between the hours of 2:00 - 5:00 pm Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Pomaria Community Center.   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made toward his funeral expenses at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, 1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#20 Michelle Hancock 2017-01-03 18:54
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Bryan's family and friends.
#19 Suzanne Amick 2017-01-03 16:31
So very sorry to hear of Bryan passing. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers.
#18 Terrie S Mayer 2017-01-03 03:12
What a SELFLESS and LOVING man Bryan was!
Much like myself, he loved to make people smile....and I'm certain that the ANGELS are smiling now, as well.

Tina, Jeff, and have my sincere sympathy. Yet another "cool guy" has made his grand exit far too soon.

May OUR GRACIOUS LORD grant each of us acceptance and peace.
#17 Debbie T. Hamilton 2017-01-02 19:32
I am so very sad to hear of Bryan's passing. A great friend at school and over 30 years later. Always a smile and a hug. Prayers for you all in this time of sorrow.
#16 Neal & Kathey Eargle 2017-01-02 19:16
Prayers uplifted for peace and comfort in the coming days. Our deepest sympathy is extended to all of the family.
#15 allen salter 2017-01-02 11:54
Bryan will be missed, havent seen him in a long time, we worked at what was then norris ind many years ago for a while. may the the Lord our God wrap you in his arms and give you peace and comfort
#14 Lloan Mcracken 2017-01-02 10:49
Condolences Tina and family. Bryan was and will always be that great guy. Other the short time I've known him, he is very caring. Tina, Bryan will forever be in your heart and he will always be watching over you throughout your life until you too met again. You are so ever Mrs. Bryan Tate. RIP Bryan
#13 Roberta 2017-01-02 08:14
To the Family of
Please accept my sincere condolences. I have taken comfort knowing that God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.”—Revelation 21:3, 4 The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. God, who started mankind off in a lovely garden, has promised to restore Paradise on this earth under the rule of His heavenly Kingdom in the hands of the now glorified Jesus Christ. ( Matthew 6:10; “ Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth” ) In that restored Paradise, the human family will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all sickness and disease
#12 Charlie Carley 2017-01-01 12:04
tate was a good dude, glad he at least went out in a good way, way too early RIP Bryan Tate
#11 Jada 2017-01-01 00:25
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Tate and would like to give my deepest condolences to his family and friends. I know that this time must be extremely hard for all of you, so I would like to share comfort and hope from the Bible. In Acts 24:15 it says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” You can enjoy the company of Mr. Tate in the future. I hope this letter gives you comfort and peace of mind. (Revelation 21:4)
#10 Lisa Lever 2016-12-31 21:54
Tina and Bryan's family,
I am so sorry to hear of Bryan's passing. It was a shock to everyone, but mostly to you all. I did not really know him, but I do know Tina and some of his family. And to you all, I am so sorry for the pain you all are feeling. But I have faith that God does and will provide you all with what you need to get thru this moment by moment. Yiu all are in my thoughts and prayerz.
With love,
Liza Lever
#9 Sharon Williams 2016-12-31 21:37
Bryan and I worked together at Food Lion many years ago. He later worked with my daughter, Heather Williams, at Piggly Wiggly. He loved life to the fullest and never met a stranger. Bryan will certainly be missed. Praying for his family!
#8 Joe Johnson 2016-12-31 19:03
My prayers are with you guys. Joe
#7 Kimberly Nix Willist 2016-12-31 18:41
Bryan was such a unique person. He will be missed. Sending prayers!
#6 Marsha Bowles 2016-12-31 16:14
With hey hearts it hard to say goodbye to a dear friend and one who was caring and never met a stranger. Prayers to Tina who made him happy finally he had found his loving home with you.I can't imagine the grief you must feel but remember he loved you deeply and he will always be watching over you now the stars will be light in darkness the sun will be warmth wrapping you in his arms The wind caress of skin and rain to comfort your sadness. He will always be in your heart and he will be missed by many.May god be with yall and comfort yall during this time.
#5 Sandra Aull 2016-12-31 14:20
My love and deepest sympathy to all of Bryan's family and to his beautiful wife Tina. I have had the pleasure of having Bryan as a devoted friend for many years and I am so very saddened by his passing! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He was truly a great friend and like a brother to me! I sure am going to miss my Wordman! He had such a beautiful voice and such a way of explaining things to me that I nicknamed him Wordman! Fly high with the angels and I know you are singing with the beautiful choir up in heaven! Much love and many hugs and prayers to Tina and family! With deep love and respect!
#4 Leighann Hendrix 2016-12-31 12:03
Words fail to express my sorrow at your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
#3 Mary Helen Stuhr 2016-12-31 09:15
Heartfelt sympathy to the entire family for your loss. May your precious memories bring you comfort. God bless....
Mary Helen Stuhr
#2 Wes/Helen Griffin 2016-12-31 06:57
What heavy hearts we have at Bryan's passing. We pray for the comfort of his loved ones and friends as Jesus has promised, though we know Bryan is joyous in God's presence. God bless.
#1 margie Johnson 2016-12-30 16:20
Prayers to all of the family. Bryan will be missed by so many. His heart was pure gold, the happiness he had at the end was well deserved. I will never forget the smile he had on his face because of Tina the last time I saw him. I was blessed to call him my friend.