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Murray Tatum Jr.

Birth Date: March 7, 1968
Death Date: February 14, 2017

On Thursday, March 07, 1968 Murray “Ray” Tatum Jr. blessed the world with his presence. Born to the proud parents Murray Sr. and Anna Tatum, Ray was an exceptional child. He was born in Connecticut and later traveled to California with his parents and sister Natasha. Murray continued to be the wonderful person he has always known to be. He worked with children who adored him and became a technician, working with children of special needs for 15 years. He entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 while at his home in Oakland, California. He will be greatly missed.

His final resting place will be at Chapel of the Chimes – 32992 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. East Avenue School, where Ray drove his students, we are going to miss him greatly.
    Chris and I, who work in the office, would talk to Ray everyday when he came in. He was just such a sweet man. We would talk about the football games, his family, his dating life…and he would delight in teasing Chris.
    He really loved his mom and sister. He told us all about his trips to visit you and his sisters illness.
    We are so sad for your family. Ray was special and we will miss him.

    East Ave School
    2424 East Ave.
    Hayward, Ca 94541
    510-723-3815

    Debbie Vonnegut

  2. I am Ray's aunt, but I treated and loved him like my brother, because we were close in age. All of my memories of Ray make me smile. My tears have not stop falling since I was told of his passing. He was loved by all who knew him. He made me laugh every time we spoke. He was loving, caring, kind hearted, loyal,and hardworking. He will be so greatly missed.

  3. I am Ray's aunt, but I thought of him as my brother because we were so close in age. All of my memories of him make me smile, they are making me smile now even though my tears won't and can't stop falling. He was the kindest, funniest, unselfish, loving, smartest, honest, trustworthy,hardworking,and last but most surely not least very smart. I love and miss him so much.

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