Mr. C.C. Tatum, age 91, of Marietta, GA passed away on January 20, 2016. Funeral Services will be held at 12pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Michael McPherson and Rev. Thomas Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park. Born in Pickens County, Mr. Tatum moved to Marietta in 1953. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard/Merchant Marines, having served during WWII. He had several employers, including Sherwin-Williams, Fair Oaks Paint and Hardware, co-owner of Elizabeth Hardware, worked as an independent builder, and with Ace and Flagler Construction Companies. Mr. Tatum also was a member of the Masons, was a Shriner, and a member of the Scottish Rite. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and served as a Deacon at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Acworth. Survivors: Wife of 70 years, Ellen Tatum; 4 Children: Troy (Ellen) Tatum, Griffin, GA, Dan Tatum, Marietta, GA, Jeff (Kay) Tatum, Marietta, GA, and Pam (Joey) Slaton, Dallas, GA; 7 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Donations may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home. 770-419-9234 Online guest book @


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