Alan Steven Tatum born April 16, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio to Alan and Myrtle (Parker) Tatum, he was affectionally called “Steve”. He enjoyed the history of his name as the namesake of his father and his maternal Great-grandfather Steven Sharpless. Steve went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 2, 2022 @2:00am.
Steve was baptized at Lakewood Church of Christ in Tacoma, Washington and he believed in The Bible and scripture Ephesians 4:5-6: One Body, One Spirit, One hope, One Lord, One faith, One baptism, One God.
Steve attended elementary school in Shaker Heights, Ohio, middle and high school in Tacoma, Washington, and received his Bachelors of Science in Journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. The employment he enjoyed mostly was serving at high class restaurants and giving that “Service Extradinaire with finesse!”.
Like his father Steve married his college sweetheart, Concepcion Landro and to that union twins were born, Jasmine Emerald and Amber Roxanne and they all were the Loves of his life. He relished the thought of his beautiful grandchildren and he always looked forward to seeing them!
Steve leaves to lament his passing Aunt Norma Ruth Norris of Big Sandy, TX., his daughters, Jasmine Oliver (Michael), grandson Michael Jr. and Amber Tatum, granddaughter Winter Emerald Miller. His sisters Mary Alan Green (Melvin) of Corona, CA, and Sheryl Dean McCarter (Nolan) of Garland, TX, nephews Christopher A. Tatum, Jeffrey L. Dean of Dallas, TX, Romas C. Roberson (Kathryn) of Yukon, OK, and his brother Gregory Parker Tatum of Hyattsville, Md, niece Roi Sinnott of Las Vegas, NV, and his great-nephews Jeffrey, Jr. and Kiran Arel Dean, and all his loving cousins and friends.