Reginald “Dale” Tatum, 65, passed peacefully on the 21
of December 2016 at his nephew’s home in Charlotte Court House, Va. Family will receive friends at Shorter Funeral Home in Farmville Monday, December 26, 2016 from 6-8pm. His funeral service and internment will be held Tuesday at Ash Camp Baptist Church at 8687 Church Street Keysville, Va at 2pm. Reception to follow in the fellowship hall.
Mr. Tatum was born on the 14 th of August, 1951 in Farmville, Virginia to the late Johnnie Stonewall Tatum and the late Sara Jane Flowers Tatum. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Human Services. Mr. Tatum had many years of dedicated service to the Prince Edward County Sheriffs’ Office. After a disabling accident, Dale began dealing in antiques. He was married to Lois Newman Tatum, and she preceded him in death.
Dale is survived by one uncle Lewis and wife Virginia Tatum of Mechanicsville, Virginia; one Aunt Rebecca Bowe of Colonial Heights, Virginia and 3 nieces, and 3 nephews. One special nephew and wife, Brian and Rhonda Distler of Charlotte Court House, Va with 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews and one great-great niece; Nephew, John Distler, Jr and wife Dawn with 1 great nephew and 2 great nieces of St. Mary’s, Georgia; Niece Cynthia Johnson and husband TL with 1 great nephew and one great niece and a great-great nephew from Meherrin, Virginia; Niece Darlene Winn and husband Randy with one great nephew and one great niece and one great-great nephew and a great-great niece of Blackstone, Virginia; Niece Becky Watts and a great nephew of Crewe, Virginia. He is also survived by a special cousin Brenda Haskett and husband Charles from Hopewell, Virginia and special cousin Gene Gurganus and wife Rhonda of Chester, Virginia and numerous cousins and a special family friend, Mary Arnold of Abilene, Virginia.
Mr. Tatum is preceded in death by one brother Johnny (Bubba) Tatum, and two sisters, Barbara Gene (Sue) Brown and Francis Sara Tatum.