Kenneth James Tatum

October 12, 1967June 20, 2019

Kenneth James Tatum, age 51, of Deatsville, Alabama passed away on Thursday June 20, 2019. Kenneth was born October 12, 1967 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Ken was an avid Alabama and Miami Dolphins football fan. He enjoyed traveling, especially cruises to the Caribbean. He loved his friends as his own family and hosting the Bama Crew at all the Alabama games.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Sherry Tatum; his children, Erin Tatum and Kevin Tatum; his father, James L. Tatum; his brother, Rob Taylor; his grandson, Grayson Tatum; and his loving dogs, Lucy and Storm. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Tatum.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. A celebration of Ken's life will immediately follow at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's honor to Nick's Kids Foundation.

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  • Visitation Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, June 24, 2019


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Tim Schneiter

June 24, 2019

Although too short, we consider ourselves thankful to be blessed with Ken’s friendship. A person with a lot of friends has them because he himself is a good friend. Ken will always be remembered as a kind-hearted and compassionate person that always put the interests of others before himself. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sherry, Erin and Kevin. Your father/husband was an extraordinary and kind man. God bless you and your entire family, The Schneiter Family

Katie Hoffman

June 24, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have been there to show my support. Katherine and I are thinking of y’all! All my love! Katie