Mr. Jesse Lee Tatum Jr., age 58 of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. A Baker County native, he was a 1979 graduate of Baker County High School. He was a truck driver by trade but loved spending time in a Jon boat on the St. Mary’s River or riding his motorcycle. His family know him as a ‘renegade’; fearless and spontaneous. Mr. Tatum had a love for old westerns; watching John Wayne movies and reading Louis L’Amour novels. Kindhearted and generous, he had a love for people and enjoyed conversation. He was devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He is survived by his wife: Debra Lynn Tatum; daughters: Stephanie (Walter) Crews of Ponte Vedra, Jessica Tatum of Macclenny and Lauren (Justin) Hayes of Kingsland, GA; sons: Tyler Champion of Jacksonville and Dylan Hurst-Tatum of Macclenny; step-son: Brandon (Melissa) Carter of Tennessee; sisters: Bebe (Joey) Thrift of Macclenny, Donna Courson and Nan Kirkland, both of Douglas, GA, and Beth (David) Paul of Virginia; brothers: Ricky (Teri) Stevens of High Point, NC, Robert Allen (Rhonda) Tatum of Sanderson, Terry (Kim) Tatum of Douglas, GA, and David Boyette of Baldwin; eleven grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father: Jesse Lee Tatum Sr.; mother: Clotene “Pete” Price Alford; and brother: Mark Arthur Tatum. A celebration of his life will be held 6:00pm, Friday, February 21, 2020 in the funeral home chapel with Terry Tatum officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Warren Funeral Services of Baldwin is honored to serve the Tatum family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.warrenfuneralservices.com
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