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James "Buck" Harold Tatum, Jr.

December 2, 1942 — February 10, 2024

James "Buck" Harold Tatum, Jr.

Mr. James H. “Buck” Tatum, Jr. of Scottsburg, VA passed away Saturday, February 10,2024 at the Berry Hill Health and Rehab.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on December 2,1942 and was 81 years old.  He was the son of the late James Tatum, Sr. and the late Lola Carroll Tatum and was married to Ann Marie Crawford Tatum. 

 He was an active member of the South Boston Church of God and head of the food ministry for over 20 years.  He was an avid softball fan and also loved the Washington Reskins.  “Buck” also loved to rabbit hunt with his beagles. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  

 Mr. James “Buck” Tatum Jr. is survived by:

His Wife of 38 years

Ann Marie Tatum of Scottsburg 

Two Daughters

Tammy Jones (Simon) of South Boston

Sherry Acord (Larry) of Scottsburg

Two Sons

Frankie Short (Hollie) of Dayton, TN

Donald Brown (Teresa) of Alton

17 Grandchildren

30 Great Grandchildren


Ginger Foster

Number of nieces and nephews

***Preceded in death by***

One son, Ray Foster

One brother, Norman Tatum (Carol)

 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. at the South Boston Church of God with Reverend Michael Allen officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Scottsburg, VA.

 For memorials please consider a charity of your choice. 

Online condolences may be directed to

 Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.  

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