Cyrus Tate McBee Obituary

Cyrus Tate McBee

Cyrus Tate McBee, age 87, passed away September 5, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Cyrus was the last charter member of Brantley’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, since the age of 15 and was a faithful member for 72 years. He worked at Alcoa Aluminum Company and a member of the 25 year club. Cyrus loved working outside in his yard and garden, and especially loved his adventures to the mountains with his wife, Burniece. He was preceded in death by parents, Plumer and Ottie McBee; and siblings, Junior McBee and Arretus McBee. Cyrus is survived by his wife of 70 years, Burniece Farmer McBee; children, Vicki (Larry) Irwin and Jerry (Lora) McBee; grandchildren, Suzette Russell, Vanessa (Mike) Bunch, William (Shelly) Irwin, Nate (Kristie) McBee, Tracie (Brandon) McCormick, and Mindy (Matt) Palmer; 14 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous lifelong friends who will all miss him terribly. Family will receive friends 5-7pm Tuesday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. Funeral Service will be 1pm Wednesday at Brantley’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, with Cyrus’s son, Rev. Jerry T. McBee, officiating. Body will lie in state 1 hour prior to the service. Burial in the church cemetery will follow with Rev. Larry Bentley officiating.
December 10, 1932 - September 5, 202012/10/193209/05/2020
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Cyrus Tate McBee, age 87, passed away September 5, 2020, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Cyrus was the last charter member of Brantley’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, since the age of 15 and was a faithful member for 72 years. He worked at Alcoa Aluminum Company and a member of the 25 year club. Cyrus loved working outside in his yard and garden, and especially loved his adventures to the mountains with his wife, Burniece. He was preceded in death by parents, Plumer and Ottie McBee; and siblings, Junior McBee and Arretus McBee. Cyrus is survived by his wife of 70 years, Burniece Farmer McBee; children, Vicki (Larry) Irwin and Jerry (Lora) McBee; grandchildren, Suzette Russell, Vanessa (Mike) Bunch, William (Shelly) Irwin, Nate (Kristie) McBee, Tracie (Brandon) McCormick, and Mindy (Matt) Palmer; 14 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous lifelong friends who will all miss him terribly. Family will receive friends 5-7pm Tuesday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. Funeral Service will be 1pm Wednesday at Brantley’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, with Cyrus’s son, Rev. Jerry T. McBee, officiating. Body will lie in state 1 hour prior to the service. Burial in the church cemetery will follow with Rev. Larry Bentley officiating.

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Sep
08
Visitation
Tuesday, September 08 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923
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Sep
09
Service
Wednesday, September 09 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Brantley's Chapel Baptist Church
403 McCall Road
Maryville, TN 37802
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Body will Lie in State 1 hour prior to the service
Sep
09
Graveside
Wednesday, September 09 2020
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Brantley's Chapel Baptist Church
403 McCall Road
Maryville, TN 37802
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