Tate Wells Wood

  • Born: May 21, 1997
  • Died: July 26, 2021
  • Location: Farmersville, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tate Wells Wood passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas after a very courageous two year battle with cancer. He was 24 years old.

Tate was born on May 21, 1997 in Arlington, Texas.

He graduated from Wylie East High School in 2015 where he was a member of the Varsity Golf Team. Although Tate had to take a 1 year break from school, he was two weeks shy of completing his last three classes for his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. They will be awarding his posthumous degree. While living in San Antonio and going to school, he loved living with his friend from high school, Eric Valenzuela and his second cousin, Cobe Crimmings. He also worked at Sam's Club in San Antonio while taking classes.

Tate was an avid NBA fan and loved watching his favorite player, Chris Paul. He also loved playing golf, hunting, collecting and trading sports cards, anime, hanging out with his friends and schooling his family in Fantasy Football, where he is the reigning champion.

Tate made some of his favorite childhood memories at Possum Kingdom lake with his Granny and Papa. He had an infectious smile and the kindest heart. Often going out of his way to be a friend to those on the margins. In his 24 years, he touched countless lives and left an indelible impact on everyone he met.

Tate was also an organ donor and was able to donate his retinas.

Tate is survived by his parents, Julie and Mike Meek of Farmersville and Shayde and Rebecca Wood of Weatherford. Brother Hunter Meek (Mindy) and nieces Kinley and Lainey. Maternal grandparents, Wells and Linda Watson, paternal grandparents , Lewie and Janie Wood. Aunts and Uncles J.W. Watson (Missy), Kendell Blake (Wade), Don Meek (Dianna) Danny Meek (Barbara), Kim Hall (Rodney), Sharla Meek (Jared). Cousins, Josh Watson, Charity Meek, Chasity Nicholson (Michael), Eric Meek (Erika), Collin Millis (Kendall), Corbin Millis (Sara), Taylor Hall, and Caleb Blake. His great aunts and Uncles, especially his Aunt Susan (Glenn) and Aunt Connie (Don) many second cousins and other great aunt and uncles that loved him dearly. He was also survived by a long list of friends that he considered family.

Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at
Central Bible Church
8001 Anderson Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76120
Visitation 10:30
Service 11:30
With a lunch reception following at the home of J.W. and Missy Watson

For those wishing to send flowers for Tate's service, they can be sent to:
Central Bible Church
On Tuesday 8/3 or by 10:00 on the day of the service 8/4.
You may also donate on his Post Hope Site, his family is going to put together stockings for young people battling cancer during Christmas.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers go out to his family. Tate was a great friend and someone you always wanted around. It's sad that he's gone at a young age. I will always remember my brother. Love you bro

Posted by Adam Zamora - San Antonio, TX - Friend   September 03, 2021

My heart goes out to the family of tate, I was truly sad to hear about Tate's passing but I know he's in a better place now, tate and I didn't have the closest friendship but from what I did know he was a great guy and friend. Rest In Peace tate we will all miss you truly

Posted by Cameron Cline - Wylie, TX - Friend   August 02, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. No words can comfort but your sweet memories of Tate will.

Posted by Fonda Vera - Dallas, TX - Friend   August 02, 2021

Our hearts were saddened hearing the news of Tate. Such a perfect example of a fine young man! His kind and loving spirit will live on with all who had the privilege of knowing Tate. RIP young man

Posted by Frank Acree - Kennedale, TX - Family Friend   July 31, 2021

My sincere prayers for comfort and peace to all. Remember the smiles.

Posted by Judy Wilson Spiller - Tuscola, TX - Family Friend   July 31, 2021

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort,peace and strength.

Posted by Barry & Joyce Lambert - Graford, TX - Family Friend   July 30, 2021

We had great memories growing up. Heaven gained another angel and you'll be able to get some needed rest. Will miss you always.

Posted by Hector Gomez - Dallas, TX - Friend   July 30, 2021

Mike and Julie,

I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Please know that my prayers are with you as you make your way through this tough time. I pray you will find peace in knowing Tate is in a better place and no longer in pain or having to take those awful treatments. I had never met him, but heard lots of good things. He was a very handsome young man, looked like his mom.

Hold tight to each other and encourage each other in the days/years to come. You will both need that.

Jean Dwinnell

Posted by Jean Dwinnell - Corinth, TX - Family Friend   July 30, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Posted by Melanie Edwards - Nevada, TX - Family Friend   July 30, 2021

Thank you for accepting Hunter an I into your life. You have been inspiration to so many people. You were a great friend to so many and loved by everyone. You are so greatly missed and will always be in my heart. I love you Tate.


Posted by Mike Meek - Farmersville, TX - Father   July 30, 2021