Wednesday, January 19, 2022

George Edgar Tatum, 68

OAK ISLAND — George E. Tatum, age 68, of Oak Island, NC, set sail into the sun on November 6, 2021.

He is survived by his loving wife Cathy; adoring daughter Britt, husband Jackson, and cherished grandson, George; caring step daughter Summer and husband Tyler; brother Rudy and wife Eleanor; nieces Meg, husband Chris, and Beth, husband Ryan; nephews Ethan and James; and countless family and friends who loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by Britt’s mother, Pam; his father and mother, Rupert and Margaret; his sister Anna; and other loved ones gone too soon.

George was the definition of a public servant, having served his home of Cumberland County for 19 years as Register of Deeds, and other roles serving the state throughout his career. He was a faithful companion, a guiding light, and a loyal friend. Above all, he treasured his family and friends and was grateful for their love to the very end.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to Brunswick County Food Bank or Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone…it’s gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day.” – Jimmy Cliff

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Tatum family.

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