Vernon Lee Tatum

July 23, 2019


Vernon Lee Tatum, 89 of Memphis, TN was born July 25, 1929 in Cotton Plant Arkansas to Gus & Blanche Tatum. 
Vernon served and retired from the U. S. Army. He was one of many who helped aide in the Korean War 
in the 1950’s. He met and married Ida Mae Bradley in the late 1950’s and they had their five children. 
He departed this life on July 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ida Mae; grandsons 
Charles Chaten and Owen Damar Harvey; siblings William D. Tatum, Morris Tatum, Gussie Tatum-Bell, 
Morris Tatum, & Emma Tatum. He leaves to carry on his memory his five children Kaleem Muhammad, 
Leo Tatum, Verna (Richard) Tatum-Mitchell, Beverly Tatum-Davidson (Terrance”Ted”), Diane M. 
Nix; twenty-one grandchildren, an abundance of 
great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, his sister Bessie Tatum- Butler, sister- in- law 
Francis Tatum, and niece Freddie B. Tatum-Jolivette & a host of other relatives & friends.Visitation Thursday July 25, 2019 6-7 pm. Homegoing celebration Friday July 26, 2019 10:00 am. Both held at Superior Funeral Services 5017 E. Broadway North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown "Providing Services Your Family Deserves." 

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