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Lewis Copeland Tate
Lewis Copeland Tate, 75, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully on November 7, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He was born to parents Russell and Edna Tate in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lew graduated from The McCallie School, where he learned to live by their motto, "Honor, Truth, Duty." While at the McCallie School he played varsity soccer and football and received the Stevens Award for best athlete. He received a graduate degree from Nova Southeastern and a degree in English from Furman University, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and star of the men's soccer team.
Lew is survived by wife Ellen Maguet, son Lewis Judson Tate, daughter Elizabeth Tate Barrow, son-in-law Thomas Barrow, his nephew, John Allan Still, as well as his SCAD and First Presbyterian Church families.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2020.
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November 13, 2020
Lew is a colleague with whom I shared many hours of delightful and interesting conversations. He made me laugh so often.

Miss you, my friend.

(Lew, I promise I WILL watch “Inglorious Basterds.”)
Carolyn Babcock
November 13, 2020
Lew Tate impacted the lives of countless students in many ways during his more than three decades as a member of the SCAD faculty. Lew wore many hats at SCAD, among them beloved educator, respected mentor, soccer coach, and generous volunteer, and he always imbued his work with joy, warmth, and genuine care for others.

I was honored to recognize Lew with the title of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2017, and his legacy endures at SCAD. I will always remember his wit, kindness, and warm smile. The lives of his many students and colleagues are all far better for having known him. His was a true educator’s heart, and I remain ever grateful to him for sharing his wisdom with SCAD.

I extend my deepest condolences to Lew’s wonderful family whom he loved so very much. Lew is forever a cherished member of the SCAD community and is dearly missed.
Paula Wallace
November 12, 2020
Lou was a great friend and colleague. From the moment we met until the last time I saw him his humor and warmth were infectious.
Dennis Randall
November 11, 2020
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November 10, 2020
Ellen , so sorry to hear about Lewis ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ! Carol, Garry and Blake Deason
Carol Deason
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