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Billy Tatum

February 8, 1982 — November 25, 2020

Billy Tatum was born on February 8, 1982, in Killeen, TX, to Billy Tatum and Maxine Lewis.

Billy graduated from El Dorado High School in 2001. He started his career as a Line Technician working for Pilgrim Pride in El Dorado, Arkansas, and went to work for Foster Farms in Farmerville, Louisiana.
At an early age, he professed his faith in Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Billy was in a long term relationship with his life partner Chaleka Jones of El Dorado, Arkansas. He has two sons Cameron Willis (Tatum) of Dallas, Texas, and Bryson Tatum of El Dorado, Arkansas. His son Cameron Willis (Tatum) just made Billy a first-time grandfather to a five-month-old baby girl Amarri Willis of Dallas, Texas.

Although only 38 at the time of his death, Billy affected many people in his lifetime. Billy possessed a heart of compassion, he would give you the shirt off his back. He had such a great sense of humor and was very mannerable. He enjoyed dog breeding, grilling (he thought he was the best grill master), he enjoyed all sports especially boxing. He also enjoyed collecting baseball caps and collecting shoes.

His Loving memories will be cherished by his two sons Cameron Willis (Tatum) and Bryson Tatum, mother, Maxine Lewis (Ray Lewis) of El Dorado, Arkansas, father, Billy S. Tatum (Gwendolyn Tatum) of St. Louis, Missouri, grandmother Jeanette Scott of San Antonio, Texas, twin sister Ebony Waters (Thomas Waters) of San Antonio, Texas, three brothers, Tyrus Townsend of Memphis, Tennessee, Anthony Tatum of St. Louis, Missouri and Keith Goins of Connecticut, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Billy is preceded in death by grandparents Reverend Frank Townsend, Eserlean Townsend, and Richard S. Tatum.

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