James Tatum Jr.

July 20, 1938December 20, 2012

TATUM, JAMES (JUNIOR) - age 74 of Knoxville passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Powell and he retired from Baptist Hospital and the Army National Guard. Proceeded in death by parents, James D Tatum and Mildred Jones Tatum: son, Mark Allen Tatum. Survivors include wife of 50 years, Nancy Kidd Tatum; sons, James Todd Tatum, Chris Tatum and wife, Valeria; grandchildren, Julie Tatum, Elizabeth Sue Tatum, Elizabeth Tatum, Victoria Rodriguez, and Vincent Rodriguez; brothers, Ronnie Tatum and wife, Maggie, Richard, Darrell, and Johnny Tatum; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends, Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 5:30 pm until the 7:00 pm funeral service at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Pastor Clarence Sexton officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2012. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Temple Baptist Church, 1700 West Beaver Creek, Powell, TN 37849. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Interment Service Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Richard Easterday

December 22, 2012

To the Family,
I served with James for 26 years in the National Guard. He was a hard worker and a good man. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May God be with your family in this time of grief.

Betty "B" Fritts-Widner

December 22, 2012

sorry to hear of Jr's passing,prayers offered for family I grew up with him / worked with him in the past SMMC-Baptist-