Reginald ‘Dale’ Tatum

Published 1:09 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Reginald “Dale” Tatum, 65, passed peacefully on December 21, 2016 at his nephew’s home in Charlotte Court House. Mr. Tatum was born on August 14, 1951, in Farmville, to the late Johnnie Stonewall Tatum and the late Sara Jane Flowers Tatum.

He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Human Services. Mr. Tatum had many years of dedicated service to the Prince Edward County Sheriffs’ Office. After a disabling accident, Dale began dealing in antiques. He was married to Lois Newman Tatum, and she preceded him in death.

Dale is survived by one uncle, Lewis and wife, Virginia Tatum of Mechanicsville; one aunt, Rebecca Bowe of Colonial Heights; three nieces; three nephews; one special nephew and wife, Brian and Rhonda Distler of Charlotte Court House with three great-nieces and three great-nephews and one great-great-niece; nephew, John Distler Jr. and wife, Dawn with one great-nephew and two great-nieces of St. Mary’s, Georgia; niece, Cynthia Johnson and husband, TL with one great-nephew and one great-niece and a great-great-nephew from Meherrin; niece, Darlene Winn and husband, Randy with one great-nephew and one great-niece and one great-great-nephew and a great-great niece of Blackstone; niece, Becky Watts and a great-nephew of Crewe. He is also survived by a special cousin, Brenda Haskett and husband, Charles from Hopewell and special cousin, Gene Gurganus and wife, Rhonda of Chester, and numerous cousins and a special family friend, Mary Arnold of Abilene. Mr. Tatum is preceded in death by one brother, Johnny (Bubba) Tatum, and two sisters, Barbara Gene (Sue) Brown and Francis Sara Tatum.

A funeral service and internment was held Tuesday at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.