Robert Dale Tatum
Robert Dale Tatum
  • September 5, 1929 - August 7, 2017
  • Vinton, Louisiana

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Robert Dale Tatum began his journey in life on Sept. 5, 1929. He was born in Missouri City, and graduated from Missouri City High School. Robert Dale Went on to attend and graduate from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts, and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Religious Education, and a Masters of Divinity. His work for the Lord began as a minister. Robert Dale joined the Naval Reserves and later was called to active duty as a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy. This part of his life took him all over the world doing the Lord's work. Robert Dale retired as a Full Commander in the U.S. Navy. He went on to serve the Lord doing his work as interim pastor for churches, performing weddings and funerals, etc. He also was heavily involved in the Masonic Lodge, VFW and the American Legion. Robert Dale had many titles and jobs, enjoying all of them. Robert Dale has finally received his last set of orders, to go home and be with the Lord our God.

Robert Dale is survived by his loving wife, Helen Tatum; daughter, Susan and Mike Monzingo; son, Paul and Debbie Tatum; daughter, Molly Tatum and Louis Malvo. There are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Vinton. The Rev. Bobby Daniel will officiate. Burial will follow in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and noon-1 p.m. on Friday all at the church.

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