Death of Former Missionary, Reverend Lloyd Eugene “Tat” Tatlock

Death of Former Missionary, Reverend Lloyd Eugene “Tat” Tatlock

It is with a heavy heart that the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) announces the passing of former Disciple missionary, the Reverend Lloyd Eugene “Tat” Tatlock in Granbury, Texas, on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Reverend Tatlock was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, August 21, 1925.  In 1943, he attended the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps School.  Following his discharge from the Navy, he attended Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, where he received a B.A. degree in Religion.  He studied at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and received an M.R.E. degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1952.

In 1954, Reverend Tatlock and his wife, Janice, served at Friendship Mission in Asuncion, Paraguay, and from 1959-1970, they served in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was assigned to the faculty of Colegio Ward teaching English in both primary and high school.  He later served as minister of the Saavedra Christian Church in suburban Buenos Aires.  From 1971-l974, Reverend and Mrs. Tatlock represented the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was liaison between the Division of Overseas Ministries and the churches and institutions of the Disciples of Christ in Mexico in planning and consultation.  Tat worked with the leaders of the Mexican church in making the program more sensitive to the needs of the Mexican people.

In 1985, Reverend Tatlock was named the “Town and Country Church Minister of the Year” by the Extension Program of Texas A&M University, and on February 4, 2003, he and Janice were jointly honored with the Distinguished Minister Award for Specialized Ministry by the Alumni Association of Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas.

Reverend Tatlock is survived by his wife of 62 years, Reverend Janice Kiser Tatlock, and three sons, Charles, Donald, and William.  A son, Wayne, preceded him in death.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, at First Christian Church, 2109 West Highway 377, Granbury, Texas.  Cards and notes of condolence may be sent to Janice at: 603 Bishop Court, Granbury, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be given to Week of Compassion of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); the Scholarship Program of First Christian Church of Granbury; Colegio Ward School, Buenos Aires, Argentina through Global Ministries; or the charitable organization of preference.