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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