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Tegan Kori Papageorge(1986 - 2012)

Tegan Kori Papageorge

Tegan Kori Papageorge, age 26 of Clarksville, TN, left this world on December 9, 2012.

He was born on November 27, 1986 in Grand Forks, ND. Entering the world at 9.5 pounds, and leaving it at 6'8", he was always larger than life. The size of both his heart and smile matched his grand stature. People were amazed at his gentle nature compared to his size, and often referred to him as a Big Teddy Bear or Gentle Giant. The void his absence has left in all of our lives is vast and deep, but the memories are a constant reminder to us all of how life is meant to be lived.

When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice, and speak to me in your heart. As long as you remember me, I am never truly gone. He would want you to smile whenever thoughts of him entered your mind.

Tegan is survived by Mari Shackelford, mother; Michael Papageorge, father; Shiloh Papageorge, sister; Catlin Papageorge, brother; and Janna Rimmer, girlfriend, all of Clarksville, TN; and Mary Papageorge, paternal grandmother of Crooksville, OH.

He is preceded in death by Beverly Holz, maternal grandmother and Otto Holz, maternal grandfather.

He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Crossroads Fellowship, please indicate that the donation is in Memory of Tegan Papageorge. Donations can be mailed to the church at the address below or submitted online at http://xroadsfellowship.com/e-giving. To honor Tegan's spirit of giving and helping others, all donations will be used to purchase headstone monuments at Greenwood Cemetery for those unable to afford them.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., at Crossroads Fellowship, 2687 Tiny Town Road, Clarksville, TN 37042. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2 p.m., at Crossroads Fellowship. Interment will be held immediately following the funeral services at Greenwood Cemetery, 976 Greenwood Avenue, Clarksville, TN.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.

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Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012
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