TATUM, William "Chip" Kenneth, age 64, of Varina,, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Tatum. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sandy Tatum; his father, Gene Tatum; one son, Chip Tatum Jr. and wife, Diane "Di"; one daughter, Teresa Daniel; sister, Phyllis Tatum Stafford and husband, Greg; one brother, Tom Tatum and wife, Nancy; two grandchildren, Adam and Morgan Daniel; two nieces, Erin and Amber; two nephews, Mason and Spencer Stafford. Chip served during the Vietnam War, where he received the Bronze Medal and was a retired employee of UPS, also past member and president of the Varina Ruritan Club. He loved fishing and loved to restore old cars. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South Laburnum Ave., where services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013. Interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to a Vietnam veterans organization.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.