Louis Henry Tatum, of Wilmington, died June 6, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 71.
Louis was born in Wilmington on Sept. 2, 1943, to William Henry Tatum and Lessie Brown Tatum. He graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School and later moved to Ivanhoe. He married Edwina Wooten in 1970 and resided in Wilmington. In 1974 they moved to Clinton and returned to Wilmington in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Edwina; two sons, Louis Henry Tatum Jr. and wife Beth and Jeffery Tatum; one daughter, Allison Ashton and husband Marc; grandchildren, Conner Tatum, Hannah, Lauren and Jessica Tatum, William and Loralai Ashton; two sisters, Miriam Kidd (Sterling) and Nancy Willey (Bobby); and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Louis was employed with Becker Builders Supply for 27 years and later retired from Classic Window and Door. He was an avid deer hunter, known as “Big Daddy” and was president of the John Moore Ivanhoe Hunting Club for 25 years. He was an active member and former president of the Exchange Club of Greater Wilmington.
A visitation of family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Private funeral services will be at a later date.
Please honor the memory of Louis with a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation, 2259 S 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401; or a charity of your choice.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.
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