James Malcolm Tatum, 82, of Plant City, FL, born November 18, 1934, entered into eternal rest April 5, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and the owner of Tatum and Johnsons Department Store. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Plant City, Gideons International, Plant City Elk’s Lodge, and a volunteer at Plant City Meals on Wheels. He loved his family, and he enjoyed fishing and the beach. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Priscilla Andrews Tatum; children, Louann Hulse (Jeffrey) of South Carolina, Michael Tatum (Virginia) of Plant City, and Suzanne Tatum of Plant City; grandchildren, Lena (Christian), Harrison, Joy (Michael), Heather (Stacey), Christopher, and Spencer; great-granddaughter, Zinnia Wren; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 8, 10 am, at Oaklawn Cemetery, 1902 N. Wheeler Street, Plant City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home or a charity of your choice Expressions of condolence at www.HopewellFuneral.com

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