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August 14, 1929 April 3, 2019
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Obituary for JOE NYAL TATUM

Mr. Joe Nyal Tatum, age 89, went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 3, 2019 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born, and raised, in Selmore, Missouri, on August 14, 1929, the son of Neal Glen and Zoe (Payne) Tatum.

He was employed in law enforcement at the Sheriff’s Department for nearly 20 years. Joe was a member of numerous saddle clubs and horse showing associations.

In 1986 Joe was united in marriage to Lenora Elizabeth Cox in Miami, Oklahoma, and they enjoyed 33 years together before his beloved wife recently passed away on March 9, 2019.

Others who preceded Joe in death were a son, Dan Tatum; a grandson, Matthew Tatum; his parents; a brother, Keith Tatum; a sister, Yvonne, and a step great granddaughter, Sophie; and a great grandson, Ryan Parish.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Clint and Vicky Tatum of Reeds Spring, Rex and Teresa Tatum of Sparta, Lyle and Kelly Tatum of Billings, Kevin and Donna Stott of Ozark, and Teri Blevins of Highlandville; three step sons and their spouses, Howard and Janis Camron, of Galena, Dwight and Sheila Camron, of Clever, and Paul and Rita Camron of Clever; 17 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the Pleasant View Church, 242 Pleasant View Drive, Highlandville, MO 65669, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Burial will follow the service in Flood Cemetery, next to the church. Family and friends may share online condolences at

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10:00 AM 4/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
Pleasant View Church

242 Pleasant View Drive
Highlandville, MO 65669

Pleasant View Church
242 Pleasant View Drive Highlandville 65669 MO
United States

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Flood Cemetery Final Resting Place

242 Pleasant View Drive
Highlandview, MO 65669

242 Pleasant View Drive Highlandview 65669 MO
United States

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