Wilma (Jean) Tatom of Abilene, 87, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2020 after a brief illness. Jean was born to J.T. and Winnie (Byers) Sneed in the Pumphrey community, northwest of Winters, on Nov. 15, 1932. She attended grade school in Pumphrey and Wingate and graduated from Winters High School.
She was employed at the Winters State Bank for seven years and in the Business Office of Winters Independent School District for 21 years. She married Carroll Tatom of Brady on Sept. 30, 1978. They lived in Brady and Graham for a number of years before retiring to Abilene in 1989. A lifelong Baptist, she and Carroll are members of the Freedom Class at First Baptist, Abilene.
Jean was a capable and effective administrator, and enjoyed all aspects of being a homemaker, from cooking to keeping their home beautiful and their yard manicured. She was totally dedicated to the well-being of others and her last years were devoted to care of her beloved husband as his health declined. She and Carroll were very proud of their three sons and enjoyed spending time with them and the grandchildren.
Jean is survived by her husband, Carroll Tatom of Abilene; stepsons, Steve (Ginger) Tatom of Kingsland and Kyle Tatom of Abilene; sisters, Bobbie Brock of McKinney, Charlotte (Jay) Harris of McKinney, and Darlene (Jon) Riches of Ruidoso, New Mexico. She is also survived by grandchildren, Carrie (Seth) Tyler of Irving, Lisa Tatom of Austin, Julie (Nolan) Kovar of Raleigh North Carolina, Seth Tatom of St. Louis, Missouri, and Skyler Tatom of Abilene; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; stepson, Stan Tatom; daughter-in-law Teena Tatom; and brother-in-law Mabry Brock.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene prior to the funeral service which will begin at 10:30 a.m. officiated by C. V. Blake. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are Lane Brock, Alan Riches, Seth Tyler, and Skyler Tatom.
Memories may be made and condolences submitted online at www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.