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Obituary for Eulis 'Tate' Lee Tatum Jr.
Eulis Tate Lee Tatum Jr., 66, of Vacaville passed away after a long term illness on Wednesday, March 16, at Kaiser in Vacaville. He was born in Lamar, Colo. on Sept. 14, 1944.Tate loved drag racing and cars (anything that was fast or had Big Block motor in it). He loved and was very proud of his four boys: Eddie, Sean, Nick, and Roy. He enjoyed taking his sons to ride motorcycles at Stoneyford as they were growing up. During his 31 year career as a Highway Patrolman He worked in Barstow, Coalinga, Oakland, Woodland, and the Solano areas. He retired from the Highway Patrol in 1999. The consummate Highway Man, patrolling Solano county for 21 years.Tate is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ed Tatum of Winters, Calif., Sean and wife Melissa Tatum of Woodland, Calif., Nick and wife Heather Tatum of Vacaville, Calif., and Roy Tatum of Vacaville, Calif.; sister/aunt, Bonnie Miller of Santa Rosa and brother/uncle, Charlie Tatum of Santa Rosa. He was preceded in death by his father, Eulis Lee Tatum Sr.; mother, Mildred DeMarki; brother/uncle, LeeRoy Tatum; brother, Rocky Tatum; grandmother, Ma Maudie Tatum; grandfather, Pa Roy Tatum. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral service with Pastor Richard Sinclair will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CHP 11-99 Foundation.