R.W. Bob Hatcher, age 87, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late George Lee, Sr. and Fannie Lasure Hatcher. Mr. Hatcher served in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired after 30 years of service as a Locomotive Engineer for the CSX Railroad. Bob was a lifelong member of First Christian Church where he served as the secretary and treasurer of the Everymans Sunday School Class for the past 18 years. He was active in the continuing care and maintance of the Church building for many years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hatcher is preceded in death by brothers, Ed and Alvin Happy Hatcher, and sisters, Lois Hatcher, Margie Hawkins, Norma Ingle, and Wilma Huskins.
He leaves behind:
Wife: Ethel Smith Hatcher of Erwin
Son: Bobby Hatcher of Erwin
Brothers: George Hatcher of Erwin
David Hatcher and wife, Lane of Winston Salem, NC
Sisters: Betty Frye and husband, Gene of Erwin
Suzy Hughes and husband, Travis of Erwin
Grandchildren: Jennifer and Isaiah Beaulieu of Charlotte, NC
Robert Hatcher and wife, Mallorie of Johnson City
Great Grandchildren: Londa Rose Hatcher
Special Friends: Gary Bennett, Bernie Cole and Otis Ray
Special Fishing Buddy: Danny Masters
Several Nieces and Nephews
The life of R.W. Bob Hatcher will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the UCHS J.R. ROTC. Reverend Robert Bess will officiate. Instrumental selections will be provided by David Sonny Hatcher on the Harmonica.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of R.W. Bob Hatcher through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.