Mr. Ronnie Tatum, Sr., age 71, of Lyons, died Friday, November 6, 2020, in East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro after a brief illness. He was a native of Glennville and lived there until moving to Lyons in 1971. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with Hercules in Lyons for eleven years and retired from the Toombs County Road Department as a heavy equipment operator after twenty-two years. He was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lyons, and he enjoyed coon hunting and deer hunting and lawn care. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Eason Tatum; one son, Ronald Tatum, Jr.; father, Woodrow Tatum; mother, Lillian Bargeron Fulkerson; three sisters, Christine Ferguson, Jackie Priester and Shelba Jean Tatum; and one brother, Edward Tatum.
Mr. Tatum is survived by his wife, Tammy Moore Tatum; four children, Laura Tatum of Johnson Corner, Jennifer Fowler of Santa Claus, Wesley Tatum and wife Jennifer of Vidalia, and Jackie Tatum of Johnson Corner; one brother, Clinton Tatum of Columbus; ten grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, November 8th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyons City Cemetery with Pastor Danny Zorn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1005, Lyons, GA 30436.
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