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Obituary: David Tatman, Ellenton, Fla.

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Ellenton, Fla.

David H. Tatman, 68, died Saturday March 23, 2013, at his home in Ellenton, Fla.

    David was born August 28, 1944 in  Richmond, IN. to Harold and Edna Mantooth Tatman.  He married Ann Keller November 30, 1974 in Hartsville. David retired from Deckard Tool and Die in Hope.  He loved bowling,fishing, and playing horseshoes.

     He is survived by his wife Ann Keller Tatman of Ellenton, Fl.; daughters,Teresa (Wayne) Harvey of Ellenton, Fl and Tammy Tatman of Bradenton, Fl.;

step-son Mike Burton of Seymour; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;

siblings Judy (Ken) Hornbeck of Greensburg , Mary Rachel (Joe) Sage of Hartsville,Gerald (Bonnie Ayler) Tatman of Madison, Jim (Faye) Tatman of Greensburg;a sister-in-law Carol (Tim) Tatman of Hartsville; several nieces and nephews and

Daisy the cat.

David was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jack and Tim Tatman anda son David Neldon Tatman.

In keeping with David's wishes, cremation is planned and a "Celebration of Life"service will be held at a later date at Norman Funeral Home in Hope.  Burial will follow at Hawcreek Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be donated to Tidewell Hospice, 4151 37th St. East,Palmetto, Fl.. 34221 or through the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to the Tatman family at

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