Dorothy Tatum Oscher

Dorothy “Dot” Tatum Oscher, of Cartersville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

She was known for being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and host to her many friends. She and her beloved husband Jon developed and operated a major telecommunications company and Dot was a thoughtful partner in building many important collections and tackling major philanthropic projects.

Dot was born in Cartersville in 1935, the third of five children. She was the daughter of Hoyt “Hob” Tatum and Lillian Tumlin Tatum. She graduated from Cass High School in 1953, where she was on the basketball team. She attended Young Harris College, then worked at the Bartow County Courthouse and several years later at Lockheed Martin aircraft manufacturing facility in Marietta, GA. She was a member of Cartersville Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her loving family, including husband, Jon; daughter, Lorri Oscher McClain and her husband, Forrest McClain; son, David Aiken; grandchildren, Reilly and Connor McClain, all of Atlanta; brother, Joe Tatum, and his wife, Quinn; sister-in-law, Grace, all of Cartersville. She is preceded in death by three of her four siblings, Hoyt D. “Slick” Tatum and his wife Polly, Frances Smith and her husband Ray and Carter “Duck” Tatum.

Dot is also survived by nieces and nephews, Susan Ingram and her husband Jerry, Manesa Short, Bill Smith and his wife Cindy, Bob Tatum, Aaron Tatum and his wife, Faith, all of Cartersville, Jody Tatum of Kingston, Charles Tatum and his wife Lynn of White and Debbie Kinman and her husband Ralph of Calhoun.

Private graveside services will be conducted for the immediate family only at Sunset Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hob Tatum Scholarship Fund at the Etowah Foundation in Cartersville.

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Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120, is honored to serve Dot’s family through this difficult time.