Memorial services for Tom "Tommy" Tatum, 61, of Douglas, Georgia will be held Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Lodge, located at 104 W. Shepherd Avenue, Lufkin, with the Reverend Randall K. Green of Christ Congregational Church officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home. Mr. Tatum was born April 30, 1953 in Lufkin, Texas to Doris (McCarty) and Thomas Franklin Tatum, Sr., and died Monday, July 28, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Tatum was a 1971 graduate of Lufkin High School. He earned a Bachelors Degree in History at Stephen F. Austin State University. Mr. Tatum served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He had resided in Douglas, Georgia for four years and was a realtor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved hunting at Pine Island with his father, Tom, Sr. He was so fond of hunting, he once waited out a snow storm just so he could hunt. Survivors include his son, Matthew Tatum of Dallas; grandson, Sam Tatum of Dallas; parents, Tom and Doris Tatum of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Mike Medlin of Lufkin; and nephews, Austin Fischer and wife Allison and Adam Fischer and wife Nicole, all of Belton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 27, Lufkin, Texas 75902. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday morning prior to the services. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Aug. 4, 2014