Herbert Lester Tatum

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Herbert Lester Tatum, 72, of Mocksville, died on Saturday, May 6, 2017, under Hospice care.

Born April 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Daniel William Tatum and Mary Evelyn Campbell, and the husband of Brenda Kay Cope Tatum. Mr. Tatum was a devoted truck driver for more than 40 years. He also loved riding his motorcycle, fishing and hunting, and he was a Carolina Panthers fan. He fought his battle with cancer for more than seven years. He never met a stranger.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 2 sons, Herbert Wesley Tatum and John Allen Keaton Jr., both of Mocksville; 4 daughters, Sandra Michelle Jones of Winston-Salem, Mary Elaine Tatum (Rickie) and Tonya Renee Tysinger (Brad), all of Lexington, and Wendy Dawn Pearcy (Jon) of Mocksville; 2 brothers, Thomas Oliver Campbell (Annie) and David Bruce Campbell, both of Mocksville; 2 sisters, Priscilla Ann Rhynehardt of Columbus, Ohio, and Julia Campbell Johnson (Bradford) of Mocksville; 19 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by: his step-father, R.J. Campbell; and 2 brothers, Rufus J. Campbell Jr. and Gary Arnold Campbell.

The family was to receive friends from 6-7 p.m.Wednesday, May 10 at Davie Funeral Chapel. The celebration of life service was to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Joe B. Clark officiating.

Memorials: to help offset final expenses, to Davie Funeral Service, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.