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Raymond Joseph Tatum, Sr.

October 22, 1952 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 64)

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May 11, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peacock Funeral Home
P.O.Box 586
Whiteville , North Carolina 28472

Graveside Service
May 12, 2017

11:00 AM
Bluefield United Methodist Church Cemetery
8940 Lisbon Rd.
Clarkton, NC 28423


Raymond Joseph Tatum, Sr. 64, of Whiteville, died Monday evening, May 8, 2017 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.   He was born October 22, 1952 in Duval County,  FL the son of the late Albert Jackson Tatum and Floree Eagerton Tatum.

Mr. Tatum owned and operated The Boat Shop in Whiteville.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Thetus Loraine Holcomb Tatum; two sons, Raymond J. "Joe" Tatum , Jr. and wife, Ginger of Lisbon, Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Jerry Tatum and wife, Carmen of Le Grand, CA; a daughter, Mary Jo Todd and husband, Keith of Bladenboro; a stepson, Brett Batten of Whiteville; grandchildren, Brandon Tatum, Jenna Tatum, Hannah Tatum, Isaac Tatum, Zachary Tatum, Monica Sykes and husband, Blake, Nolan Todd; great grandchildren, Maci Sykes and Luna Tatum; two brothers, David Tatum and wife, Brenda of Augusta, GA, Tommy Tatum of Atlanta, GA; three sisters, Brenda Tatum, Teresa Tinoco, Tina Flores and husband, Noe of Nashville, TN.

A graveside funeral service will be at 11:00 am Friday, May 12, 2017   conducted by his son, Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Jerry Tatum at Bluefield United Methodist Church Cemetery, 8940 Lisbon Rd., Clarkton, NC 28423.

His family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Peacock Funeral Home

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