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Miles Jeffrey Tate, 62
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Miles Jeffrey Tate, a native of McMinnville and resident of Murfreesboro, passed away on April 4 surrounded by family and friends at the age of 62. 

He was born on Sept. 23, 1959. A Warren County High School graduate, he went on to attend MTSU and graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Tate, and brother Dwaine Tate. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Melinda Tate, son Nicholas Tate and wife Lindsay, daughter Natalie Gay, grandchildren Andrew Jeffery Tate, Ruby Ann Tate, Tate Gay, Anna Gay, Charlotte Gay, mother Nancy Smith Tate, sisters Teresa Davis, Phyllis Hobbs, and Renee Glover.

In addition to successfully completing 50 full marathons, he and his family founded the Murfreesboro Half Marathon. Here, his efforts to champion an outlet for people to accomplish personal goals will be most closely felt within the community he cherished. Miles served on the Board of Directors and participated as a runner in each race. 

Mr. Tate was a member of First United Methodist Church, and built a successful career in the insurance industry, most recently serving Midwestern Insurance Alliance as its TPA Oversight Manager. He enjoyed his office view overlooking the Murfreesboro square, always contemplating his next path to run.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, followed by a celebration of life service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Send online condolences to

Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 8, 2022