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Tate Alexander Mustin

March 26, 1991 – June 10, 2023


Saturday, June 24, 2023

Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.

Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

Held at

First Presbyterian Church

101 Mulberry Avenue

Fayetteville, Tennessee

On March 26, 1991, Tate “TaterBug” Alexander Mustin was born in Wichita, Kansas to Trisha Davis. It didn’t take him long to find his niche, as he quickly grew into himself and became a highly motivated individual with a deeply enthusiastic spirit, aiming to unite others, especially his family. He cared, to a great extent, about his community, particularly the youth. Tate was a protector, devoted father, a reliable brother, a son, an uncle, a coach, a supporter, a mentor, and one who stood upright towards any competition.

Tate, who was adopted by William and Diann Mustin in 1994, took after his older brothers, Darren, and Tyler, and began playing sports at a young age. He joined the UNA Bears at the age of 5, finding success in his early years, earning several medals, and becoming a champion. This would mark the start of a fierce, competitive spirit. He quickly evolved and grew to love and appreciate athletics. He was amongst the finest athletes in the state of Tennessee throughout grade school at Brentwood High School as well as Lincoln County High school where he excelled in both football and wrestling. As a result of his competitive nature, he was given the opportunity to play football at various colleges. He was a star player at Southern Arkansas University, Carson-Newman University, and Contra Costa College in California. He went on to become the first athlete in the family to have the opportunity to play professional football. His talents landed him outside of the United States, in Sweden, after his collegiate days were concluded. When the time came for him to move forward, Tate withdrew from across seas and started a new journey. This new journey was about devoting most of his time towards creating opportunities for the youth in his community. For over a decade, he shared his attributes to many who looked up to him, and molded himself with genuine relationships, all while maturing into his fatherhood stage. Tate was devoted to giving young people opportunities to compete. He played basketball frequently with the community, and occasionally played golf with his brothers, always pushing to win.

Tate desired to contribute to the lives of the youth around him because of his loving spirit and compassion. He accepted Christ at a young age, and he applied what he learned from his youth into his adult life. He participated in and developed festivals and events in the town of Fayetteville, TN, where he completed his high school education. From a teenage competitor who would take on any challenge, and a guardian who would fight to bring about peace, Tate knew where to apply each of his special attributes when necessary.  Tate will always be known for having a strong character.

Tate Alexander Mustin is survived by his beautiful daughter A’Mara Melese Mustin and her mother, Kaitlyn Melese Dangerfield, who shared a close and dear relationship with him.

Tate is also survived by three maternal figures, who played integral roles in shaping his life.  He was fortunate to have the love and support of each, contributing unique and invaluable qualities to his upbringing. Jackie Mustin (Stepmom | Married to William Mustin), Diann Mustin (Adoptive Mom), and Trisha Davis-Mooningham (Biological Mom | Married to Steve Mooneyham), which enriched his life in immeasurable ways.

Additionally, Tate is survived by his father William Mustin, his siblings Dametria (married to Tehran) Kinsley, Mike (married to Erica Wilson) Birdine, Darren (married to Helena) Mustin, Tyler Mustin, Sentelle Mustin, Todd Mustin, Taven Davis, Stacy Mustin, Shaquwan (married to She’Leah) Mustin, Shakori Mustin, Andrew Mustin, Trishon “Lexy” Holley, Shannon Bellflower, Satedra Mustin, Jared Lawson, Angel Meeks and Porsche (married to Mason) Davis. With a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Tate was preceded in death by sister, Tiah Mustin.

Tate, may you rest in peace. We’ll keep letting your light shine brightly in our hearts.

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