Dr. Michael E. Tatum, 73, of College Station, passed away on Tuesday, June 23rd at his home with family by his side. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 26th at 2:00 pm at A&M United Methodist Church. Rev. John Reasons and Rev. Jamison Doehring will officiate.
Michael was born on February 10, 1942, in San Angelo to J.E. “Spud” and Helen R. Tatum. He grew up in Rocksprings, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M in 1963. He received his DVM in 1964 and that same year on October 3rd married Carol Ann Barrett in Dallas. Michael returned to Texas A&M in 1965 to join the faculty at the Veterinary College and taught there for the next 35 years, retiring in 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; daughter and son-in-law Karen & Mike Mitchell of Leander, daughter Susan Tatum of College Station, son and daughter-in-law Stephen & Shannon Tatum of The Woodlands, and his four granddaughters, Taylor & Ashlyn Tatum and Kaitlyn & Jenna Mitchell. He is also survived by his sister, JoAnn Holcomb, and niece, Jan Holcomb both, of Lockhart, Texas.