Harold Tatum

August 7, 1946June 12, 2018

Harold A. Tatum, age 71 passed away Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Waynesboro. He worked for Postal Fleet and Beavers Tie and Lumber for 28 years, he was also a coroner and director of ambulance services in the 1970’s. Harold and his wife Betty served as foster parents for many children though out the years He is preceded in death by his parents, Hunter and Jessie Mae Tatum. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Betty Tatum; Son, Dustin Tatum, Waynesboro, TN; Daughters, Sherry Tatum-Sherrill (Dwight); Alisha Tatum-Smith, Aubry Tatum, Waynesboro, TN; Foster Child, Tammy Parker (Carroll), Central Heights, AL; Sisters, Willie Ann Scott (David), Lillian Pigg, Louise Staggs (Ronnie), Dorathy Howell (Steve); Grandchildren, Derrek Sherrill, Hawaii, Daekon Sherrill, Collinwood, TN, Carter and Cayden Smith, Hohenwald, TN; Foster Grandchildren, Harlie and Michael Parker, Central Heights, AL. The family will be receiving guests at their home at 751 Waynesboro Hwy for visitation on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at North Highland Cemetery. Brother Gary Rich will be officiating.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Jason Melton

March 6, 2019

My fondest memory of Harold was taking the mail rout trip with him. He and Betty took me in when no one else would I will be forever greatful for that.

Louise Staggs

June 14, 2018

Forever I will love you and miss you as only a big brother does protect his sisters now you will make the best journey to travel to that forever palace where you will be our guardian angel forever!! We love you!

Teresia Robertson

June 14, 2018

Mr. Tatum was my bus drive when i was in school everyone loved him. When he worked with the ambulance service he carried my daughter and myself to the hospital when she was born. He was a great man. He will be missed by many.

Lillian Prater

June 13, 2018

My heartfelt love and prayers go out to all of Harold's family. Harold was a good man. He liked to joke and tease. He was always willing to help people. He and Betty helped me when I had no one else to turn to in past years. He will be missed by all that new and loved him. Praying for comfort for Betty and his family. Love you all. Harlie and Lillian Prater

Paula (Christian) Huber

June 13, 2018

I remember Harold as the big brother I wish I'd had. He was a good, kind, decent human being and I'll love the memories of him as my best friend's brother always. To his family, know that I and my family are sending love and Light and prayers in this time of your loss.