Mr. Tatum died April 23, 2012, at his residence.
Born June 6, 1919, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Vasco Solomon and Mary Mercialla Allen Tatum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eulene Barron Tatum; brothers, Allen, Alonzo, Kermit and Jack Tatum; and sisters, Mme and Rosalie Tatum.
Mr. Tatum was a retired chicken and cattle farmer and member of Providence Baptist Church. Serving in Normandy as a gunner in the 92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion in World War II, Mr. Tatum was involved in the European-Middle Eastern Campaign. Mr. Tatum attained the rank of corporal and received several medals and citations during his military career.
Survivors include his wife, Evonne Tatum, son, Brady “Butch” Tatum Jr., and son and daughter-in-law, David and Lisa Kennedy Tatum, all of the Batesville Community, son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Paula Littlejohn Tatum of Tallulah Falls; former daughter-in-law, Teresia Tatum; brother, John Tatum and his wife, Betty, of the Batesville Community; stepchildren, Debbie, Richard, Gene and Mike; grandchildren, Brandon Tatum and wife Mary Katherine, Dustin Tatum, Kevin Tatum, Travis Tatum, Shawn Tatum, Carrie Tatum and Josh Tatum; as well as great-grandchildren, Haydn Tatum, Karis Tatum, Adelaide Tatum and Thatcher Tatum.
Those wishing may send condolences at hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
May 2, 2012