Ralph Oliver Tatum Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2014. He was born Feb. 24, 1962, to the late Ralph Sr. and Norma Tatum. A veteran of U.S. Army and employed at McKee Bakery, he leaves to cherish his memory a beloved and dedicated wife, Doris Tatum; daughters, Christina Tatum, Alexandra White, Andrea White; sons, Rico LaFleur and Corey LaFleur; brother, Stephon (Debbie) Tatum; sister, Charlotte Walker; devoted uncle, Leon (Laverta) Tatum; and a host of nieces and nephews and grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery, gate time: 2 p.m. The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.