Dr. Scott Lamar Tatum

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Dr. Scott Lamar Tatum, Pastor Emeritus of Broadmoor Baptist Church, reached his eternal home in heaven on September 21, 2018. A service celebrating his life and thanking God for his ministry was at Broadmoor Baptist Church Worship Center North at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Officiating was Dr. Wilson Tatum. There were two times for visitation. The first was in the chapel at The Glen on Thursday, September 27th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The second visitation was in Broadmoor Baptist Church Worship Center North on Saturday, September 29th beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service. Dr. Tatum was born 98 years ago in Converse, Louisiana and grew up in Mansfield. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Baylor University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned the Doctor of Theology degree. Being a pastor was his calling and he was privileged to share in the joyful events such as baptisms and marriages as well as times of sorrow with church members. Following early pastorates in Texas, he served as pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church from 1951 through 1974. He then taught preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for fourteen years. Active in Baptist denominational life, he served on the Board of Trustees at Southwestern Seminary, Louisiana College, Southeastern Seminary, and the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board. He was president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention in 1964-65 and preached the annual sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1969. Particularly interested in missions, he preached in numerous overseas assignments and revivals. He was named Distinguished Alumnus of Southwestern Seminary, where a preaching chapel was named in his honor. Dr. Tatum was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson Tatum and Maggie Hood Tatum; his brother, Wilson Benton Tatum; his sisters, Marie Tatum Cunningham Sutton, Sibyl Tatum Edwards, Inez Tatum Webb, and Maudie Tatum; and his grandson James Tatum. He is survived by his wife, Doris Ray Tatum, who was his help-mate for 76 years; his son Dr. Wilson Tatum and daughter-in-law Dr. Cheryl Tatum of Frost, Texas; his daughter Trisha Price and son-in-law Dr. Dick Price of Shreveport; daughter Kathryn Land and son-in-law Dr. Terry Land of Texarkana, Texas; and his brother James Tatum and wife Frances of Houston, Texas. The Tatums’ grandchildren and families are Jim Price, wife Cynthia, son Nicholas, and daughter Mallory; Dr. Alyson Denson, husband Wayne, sons Chase, Brett, and Alex and daughter LeAnna; Dr. Melanie Stivers, husband Jim and daughter Dahlia; Derek Land, wife Stephanie, son Paxton and daughters Tatum and Kaki; and Russell Tatum. Honoring Dr. Tatum as pallbearers were his grandchildren. The graveside service was for the family only.

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