Edward “Eddie” Stuart Tamme

edward “eddie” tamme
Edward Stuart “Eddie” Tamme, 63, of Danville died Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Cleveland Ohio. Born May 28, 1957 in Danville, he was the son of the late Jess Francis and Ina Jane Terhune Tamme, Jr. Eddie was a graduate of Boyle County High School and the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity. A lifelong member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a supporter of the Boyle County Schools and athletics, he was also a member of the Danville Kiwanis Club. He proudly served the citizens of Boyle County for 29 years as their P.V.A. Eddie is survived by his wife, Felicia McCallister Tamme, and stepson, Derrick Wooten, two sisters, Jane (Tom) Stanley and Susan (Gerald) Goodman and three brothers, Theo (Pam) Tamme, Steve (Emma Jean) Tamme, and Joe (Joye) Tamme, and several incredibly loved nieces and nephews. His mother-in-law, Doris McCallister, a sister-in law, Faith (Butch) Clem and brother-in-law, Lance (Brandi) McCallister. To do Eddie justice, we must mention the twinkle in his eye, his quick wit that kept us all laughing, sometimes dismayed and always on our toes. He had a quiet and powerful spirit with a loving, generous heart that helped friends and engaged strangers. When Eddie walked in, laughter wasn\'t far behind. Eddie showed up for all of us-- whether it be for a sporting event or a mundane task. He cheered us on and lifted us up. He made us feel as special as we allowed ourselves to feel. As one friend said, he did not ever make anyone feel less than him. He was Love, Faith, Hope, and Charity. The funeral mass will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The funeral will be webcast live on Facebook at Ss. Peter & Paul’s and Stith Funeral Home’s page. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 8th at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The way to truly honor Eddie is not with flowers but to do as he so effortlessly and unselfishly did-- help a neighbor in need, or give to charities closest to his heart or one close to yours. CASA of the Bluegrass, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harlan or Kiwanis Club of Danville. Whether you would choose to give to a charity, church or just to give a smile to a friend or a hand to a stranger, Eddie would be so honored you gave with him in your thoughts. If you choose to attend visitation, please wear a mask and use social distancing. The online guestbook and Hugs from Home are available at www.stithcares.com. Visitation: 3pm - 9pm Tuesday at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Funeral Mass: Noon Wednesday at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Burial: Bellevue Cemetery The funeral will be webcast live on Facebook at Ss. Peter & Paul’s and Stith Funeral Home’s page.

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  1. We were saddend to hear of Eddie\’s passing . He was always joking around and he had a smile that would light up a room. Love, hugs and prayers for both families.

  2. Eddie was a great guy at Boyle County High, class of 1975. One of his greatest gifts was how he treated everyone the same. He will surely be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  3. We recognize that photo. It was Eddie’s happiest day ever, and now this is one of the saddest days ever for all of us who knew and loved him. Ann and Joe

  4. So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He was one of the first people I met when I became PVA. He was one of those guys that it seemed like you’d always known him. He will be missed. All my prayers to Felicia and his family

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with Felicia and the family. Eddie was a wonderful colleague and friend. Everyone that ever knew Eddie liked him!! Thats quite a rarity, but with him, an absolute truth. The world is a shade darker without Eddie’s presence, but Heaven is a shade brighter with his smile.

  6. My condolences to the Tamme family, but especially to his brothers and sisters that I went to school with or knew from coming to moma’s beauty shop with Mrs. Tamme. May you feel the peace of Christ in your pain and may the good memories of Eddie, keep you going as you grieve. Sending hugs.

  7. Eddie was truly one of the nicest and friendliest persons I have ever met. He was genuinely easy to talk to and made you feel as if you\\\’d known him forever. My husband and I are deeply saddened by his passing. Prayers for Felicia and family.

  8. Eddie always knew how to make you laugh. He had a jovial spirit and had a way of lifting those up who were down. He was a true friend. He loved Felicia and his family, his friends. We will miss Eddie. We will do our best to comfort our dear friend Felicia. We pray for her strength and comfort. May God bless you Felcia. We love you.

  9. Felicia, Marshall and I were saddened to hear of Eddie\’s passing. He was truly a giving and caring individual that will definitely be missed by many. May God\’s love and compassion surround you during this difficult time.

  10. Steve and Emmajean our thoughts and prayers goes out to you.Eddie was a mighty fine person. We all should focus on letting our light shine.God Bless

  11. So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He was one of my dad Darrell Bradley’s closest friends. They both served as PVA’s, my dad serving Morgan County. Eddie loved a good laugh and loved life. He sure will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will be donating to St. Jude in memory of Eddie. God bless!

  12. Eddie was a great friend to me. He always had a smile on. I guess what I will remember most besides all of his and Darrell Bradley’s shenanigans is one of his text to me last fall after he found out something was wrong. He stated “ God has been good to me.” He was full of faith. Praying for all his family, especially Felicia.

  13. So sorry for Eddie\\\’s passing. Felicia, many of us share your sadness, but will always remember his smile, his shenanigans with Darryl and his great smile. Condolences to all his family.

  14. So sorry Felicia for your loss. I met Eddie in the mid 90’s and like always with him around anyone became friends. Eddie was one of a kind and a good man.

  15. Felicia, I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Vickie and Roy Gibbs

  16. Although only knowing Eddie since I became PVA in December 2006 it seems like I have known him all of my life. Eddie had a personality that was easy to gravitate to, and become friends with. His never changing composure, sense of humor and intellect made him a person easy to be around. He will certainly be missed not only by Felecia and his family, he will also be missed by his PVA family. Rest in peace, my friend. Felicia you and the family will be in our hearts and prayers.

  17. Eddie was not only a good friend and colleague but an inspiration to me as a person. He always brightened up the room. He was always kind, cheerful and encouraging. He made an effort to get to know you and make you feel important. He was a true friend and will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Felicia and the family.

  18. Eddie was always polite, fair, helpful, humble, easy-going & witty. He was the definition of a public servant, plus a truly great man & will be greatly missed, yet fondly remembered by all who knew him! The world needs more like Eddie.

  19. Eddie was always smiling and full of jokes. That\’s what made him one of the best!! He will be greatly missed by his PVA family! Sending love, hugs and prayers to Felicia and the rest of his family! Please know that Eddie\’s memory will always be a light to those of us who knew him!!!

  20. Felicia my heart was so sad to hear of the passing of Eddie. He was truly an inspiration to all of us in the PVA family.

  21. Words cannot express how saddened I am in Eddie passing. He was truly one of a kind and a selfless man who was always willing to lend an ear, help anyway he could, and be a great friend. I have known the Tamme family for many, many years and can say they are a family full of respect, honor, kindness, and love, and Eddie exhibited those attributes daily. He was definitely a mentor to me when I became a PVA in 2006 and I always respected the advice and help he offered. To Felicia and the Tamme family, I am truly sorry for your loss, but rest assured, we are guaranteed to see his smiling face again in Heaven some day.

  22. Sending thoughts & prayers to the family. Eddie will be greatly missed by the PVA family, he always had a smile on his face. Judy Bobbitt

  23. Felicia I\’m so sorry for your loss wish I could help relieve your pain. I can\’t be there with you in person but my love and spirit is with you. Love you

  24. I\’m so very sorry for your loss. Eddie and I worked across the hall from each other for many years. I always had fun with him. Again, I am so very sorry.

  25. To Felicia and all Eddie\’s family. We will certainly miss Eddie and his smiling face. What fun we all had together and, we learned a little something too, when we gathered for conference. Eddie always treated everyone in the same sweet way. Hugs and prayers for all of you.

  26. To his loving wife and family! We are so sorry for the loss of Eddie! He was such an inspiration to us and so many people in his life. He was the same every time you saw him. He would make you laugh and just feel like you were his best friend ever. Eddie Jerry and I. Loved you and loved running into you and you will truly be missed! May God bless your wonderful family!

  27. If you were fortunate enough to know Eddie, you knew the best. He was always the same, never failed to greet you with that smile and was genuinely glad to see you. He will be missed by all who knew him and we have lost a dear friend who was taken too early.

  28. Felicia, I still have a hard time believing that this is real. I wasn’t around Eddie much but I felt like I knew him from hearing you talk about him it was easy to see that he was the love of your life as you was his. My heart breaks for you. You, Derrick and all his family are surely in my prayers.

  29. Eddie has the most infectious smile and genuine heart. He served the children he advocated for with heart and the families with respect. He had this unique way of seeing people’s value beyond their “property,” which I found so enlightening. He was never one to take a compliment but always willing to acknowledge others wins..big or small. CASA of the Bluegrass lost a great advocate and the world lost a great example of a good man! My prayers are with you Felicia and family!

  30. Eddie was always fun loving and a smiling encourager. I\\\’ll remember how kind he was to my brother Lewis Goggin as he fought through the challenges of leukemia, always with a positive word. Eddie loved UK basketball, and could recall minute details of games over the years. Boyle County youth sports has lost a big supporter as well. Time will heal, and there will be many fond memories of the life of this man. Goodbye my friend – Walter Goggin

  31. I first met Eddie in elementary school, East End. He was a fun loving and genuinely nice guy. We ventured into Boyle County High School together and he remained the same genuine guy. After graduation we went our separate ways as many do but I was fortunate enough to run into downtown Danville from time to time or in the Court House. Same sweet guy with a truly genuine smile. He always made you feel like he was truly glad to see you. I have read the tributes on this guestbook and those on Facebook and can say Eddie truly left an impact on many people. What a wonderful tribute to a classmate and a professional in our community. He will be greatly missed.

  32. We have loved Eddie since he was in high school. Love to the family including the brothers and sisters. We wish you God\\\’s blessing and care . Love Hazel

  33. Eddie was a wonderful person that you could always count on as a friend. He was so good with kids. Every time we talked my son (Jordan) and daughter (Delaney) wanted to get on the phone and say Hi to Eddie. I would hand my wife (Samantha) the phone and she would talk to Eddie about the kids and good places to vacation and eat. He will be missed by many and there are few people like him. The world would be a much better place if there were more people like Eddie Tamme.

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