Howard Lynn Tatum

October 9, 1946 ~ July 11, 2021

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Mr. Howard Lynn Tatum, 74, died Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS in Oxford. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 12:00 noon in Browning Cemetery with Rev. Richard Brown officiating.

Mr. Tatum was a lifelong resident of Oxford and a proud veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an MM3 during the Vietnam War. He was a longtime farmer, a skilled carpenter and enjoyed woodwork. If he wasn’t working, Mr. Tatum could be found fishing or rabbit hunting with his dogs. He was a longtime member of Union West Baptist Church.

Survivors include his three sons, Michael Tatum and his wife, Cindy of Oxford; Tim Tatum of Potts Camp, MS and John Tatum and his wife, Julie of Hernando, MS; a step-daughter, Melissa Whitehead and her husband, Steve of Independence, MS; a brother, Milton Tatum of Oxford; ten grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Tatum’s memory may be made to Browning Cemetery Fund, c/o Libby Callicoat, 324 CR 321, Oxford, MS 38655.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:00PM – 12:00AM

Browning Cemetery
County Road 313
Oxford, MS 38655

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  1. Dear Tatum family, I’m sorry for your loss and you have my deepest condolences. The loss of a loved one brings great pain and sorrow but you can gain comfort from Gods word the Bible. Acts 24:15 says “There is going to be a resurrection” so you can see your dear loved one again. A promise from our loving Heavenly Father. I hope this was a source of encouragement for the family.


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