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Chad Earl Tatum

Chad Earl Tatum, age 38, of Brodnax, VA joined his loved ones in Heaven on April 28, 2022. He was born August 4, 1983.
Chad was a dedicated co-owner of Tatum Paint & Body Shop. His charismatic nature lit up any room he was in, and he was sure to crack a joke to bring a laugh and smile to your face. He loved spending time with his family, being at the drag strip with his dad, staying fit & healthy, and always wanted to share his fitness knowledge with others so they could benefit as well. He is survived by two children he loved with his whole heart, Lacey and Tylen Tatum; parents David Tatum, Connie & Larry Allen; sister Tabitha Tatum, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Ellen Allen; niece Avery Allen and nephew Charlie Allen; and girlfriend Dana Young. A celebration of life service will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brodnax, VA. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Lillian Nash, 1175 Diamond Grove Road, Brodnax, VA 23920. Online condolences may be made at
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  • Comment Link Debbie Brock Wednesday, 04 May 2022 21:24 posted by Debbie Brock

    We just received the sad news tonight. (5.4.2022). So very sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to David Earl, kids and the Tatum family. Uncle Albert and Aunt Edna and Debra are welcoming Chad with open arms.
    Peace to all. ?
    Steve and Debbie Brock

  • Comment Link Jay Vasconez Wednesday, 04 May 2022 20:54 posted by Jay Vasconez

    Chad was such a great kid and a fun person, and a nice spirit.

  • Comment Link Delilah House Wednesday, 04 May 2022 04:39 posted by Delilah House

    The family has my deepest condolences...Chad and I were good friends in elementary school. We used to compete with each other in seeing who was the smartest at school work, but he ended up leaving MP a little early..seen him again in college courses we had together and we sorta did the same thing lol. He was funny a guy. I ran into him a few times in other places and he still had that great personality. To the family & friends be strong and keep your head to the sky. It will never be easy but throughout time you will see the greater good for he is in Great Hands.

  • Comment Link Sharon Martin Tuesday, 03 May 2022 14:05 posted by Sharon Martin

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Chad. To the family, no words can bring enough comfort. The memories are all to have left of his short life's journey. Prayers to our Lord that He will afford some comfort to all concerned and hopes his children will remember his legacy.

  • Comment Link Kevin Blythe Tuesday, 03 May 2022 12:30 posted by Kevin Blythe

    Chad, I'm really going to miss you bro. You were really an amazing guy to know, and I'll never forget your kindness. You made everyone in the room smile when you smiled. Your jokes were hilarious. You'd text me randomly and ask "what's a guy like you doing on a day like today?" and we'd talk of many things. You'd come have a few beers, watch UFC with me and just shoot the breeze. I'm really going to miss you. To the family: I'm eternally sorry. I wish there was something I could say or something I could do to help ease your pain, but I know it's not going to be possible. May God bless every one of you and be with you. Chad is in heaven though waiting for you. He and I talked often about faith and things both of and not of this world, and Chad believed. I mean he truly believed. Saved in Jesus, he's home. Much love to you all ?

  • Comment Link Eric Craigs - Mariann Craigs Tuesday, 03 May 2022 06:32 posted by Eric Craigs - Mariann Craigs

    Sorry to hear if your loss.
    Prayers to the family.

  • Comment Link Cynthia Saunders Monday, 02 May 2022 14:58 posted by Cynthia Saunders

    Condolences to the Tatum family during your time of sorrow.May God bless and wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you during this difficult time.Sincerely submitted Cynthia Saunders

  • Comment Link Shirley Blackwell and Family Sunday, 01 May 2022 22:26 posted by Shirley Blackwell and Family

    Condolence and Prayers go out to The Tatum Family . Was So Sad to hear about Chad. He Was a Very Nice and Respectful Young Gentleman .Love Shirley Blackwell and The Powell Family.

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  • Comment Link Sylvia Anderson Sunday, 01 May 2022 08:39 posted by Sylvia Anderson

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be lifting prayers for the Tatum family.

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