Paul E. Tant

Born in Nashville, TN on January 8, 1934

Departed on February 5, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Paul E. Tant- Age 82, passed away February 5, 2016, after battling an illness. Paul was a fire fighter in the Nashville Fire Department, where he dedicated 33 years of his life.  He is preceded in death by parents, Eula and Joe Tant; sisters, Mary Ellen Chilando and  Jo Ann Frensley; brothers, Robert Tant, Johnny Tant, and Andy Tant.  Survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Tant; daughter, Paula Graham; sons, Wayne/Bubba (Paula) Tant, Mark (Brenda) Tant; grandchildren, Rachel Jenkins, Josh (Melissa) Tant, Derek (Keely) Tant, Amy (Kyle) Baker, Jason (Candice) Tant, Matthew (Kristin) Tant; and eleven great grandchildren; brothers, Tony (Dawn) Tant and Joe Donnie Tant.  A Celebration of Life will be on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 1:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will be at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00pm until 6:00pm and Monday 11:00am until  the service time at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

11 Comments to Mr. Paul E. Tant

  1. Pam Kiani
    February 5, 2016 2:44 pm

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Judi Frensley
    February 5, 2016 5:31 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of a great man and uncle. You will be missed Uncle Paul

  3. Debbie, Angela and Charlie Forte
    February 5, 2016 6:19 pm

    Debbie, Charlie and Angela (neighbors) want to let Betty and the family know you have our heartfelt sympathy. Such a dear man and World’s Best Neighbor. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. donna jenkins
    February 5, 2016 9:08 pm

    Our family is sending heartfelt prayers to the Tant family. Mr. Tant was one of the finest men our family was honored to have known. May he rest in peace. He will forever be missed. God bless the family,The Jenkins

  5. Cathey and Herb Stone
    February 6, 2016 12:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Mike Chilando
    February 6, 2016 3:37 pm

    So long, Uncle Paul.
    As a child Paul was like a mentor to me . I would ask him everything about engines, and anything to do with Hot Rodding. He helped me get old scooters running, and in addition, he was like a son to my Dad, Jim Chilando.
    Everybody knew when I was growing up that a transmission by “Uncle Paul”, would get you there and back .

    Mike Chilando,
    nephew

  7. Alicia -Great Niece
    February 6, 2016 5:45 pm

    Blessings and prayers sweet family. Uncle Paul sure was a handsome feller, wasn’t he? What a wonderful man to have given 33 years in service as a fire fighter. Much love, Alicia

  8. Bill Pafford
    February 7, 2016 9:09 am

    I first met Paul as a police officer at engine 16 and then got to know Bubba. I’m very sorry for the Tant family. Their loss is my loss in knowing such a great man as Paul .

  9. Bill Weaver
    February 7, 2016 1:47 pm

    For some reason I had nickname Mr. Tant ( Papa Smurf). What I remember the most about him is he always had a smile on his face. Truly genuine. I am glad to have know such a person.

  10. David Hunt
    February 8, 2016 6:16 pm

    Deepest sympathy!

  11. Beverley Kelly
    February 9, 2016 3:40 pm

    Dear Mark, Brenda, Jason, and Matthew, I was so saddened to hear of your father’s (and grandfather’s) death. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers for strength to get through this difficult time. May cherished memories help as time goes by.

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