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Otis Dean Tatum

June 24, 1955 — October 24, 2021


Otis Dean Tatum, 66, died Sunday, October 24, 2021, at his home in Newton, KS.

He was born on June 24, 1955, in Nowata, OK, the son of Jimmie Don and Twila (Anderson) Tatum. The family moved from Nowata to Newton when Dean was in grade school and graduated from Newton High School in 1973.

Dean married his high school sweetheart Vicky Lee Ott on November 16, 1974, in Newton, KS.  He made several friends throughout his work career but was most notably known for being a baker at Druber’s Donut Shop for over 25 years.

Survivors include his wife Vicky of the home; two sons Toby Ray Tatum of Lenexa, KS, Kelly Dean Tatum of Golden, CO; his mother Twila Tatum and sister Connie Hart both of Wichita, KS; and two grandsons Parker James Tatum and Andrew Dean Tatum of Lenexa, KS.

Dean is preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Don Tatum and brother, J.D. Tatum, Jr.

A memorial service will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 AM, October 30, 2021, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.  Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9:00 AM until service time.

Graveside services and interment will be at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Byron-Amorita Cemetery, one mile West then one and one-half miles North of Byron, OK.

A memorial has been established with St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, KS.

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