Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO
Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO
Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Larry Eugene Hatfield of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Town and Country, MO, on January 24, 2015, having reached the age of sixty-nine years, eleven months and twenty-eight days. Larry was born in Wharncliffe, WV on January 26, 1945, son of Howard Thornton Hatfield and Rena Hatfield nee Gibson. On September 28, 1968, he was united in marriage to Verna Mae Wieda and two children came to bless this union.
Larry is survived by his wife, Verna Hatfield of St. Clair, MO; by his children, Georgia Harris and husband, Jonathan, of Liberty, MO and David Hatfield and wife, Stacie, of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Andrew and Abigail Hatfield of St. Clair and John Harris of Liberty; by one brother, Virgil Hatfield and wife, Loretta, of Wharncliffe, WV; by two sisters, Wilma Caddell and husband, Mack, of Johnson City, TN and Lula B. Callaway of Wharncliffe; by his sister-in-law, Joan Wieda of St. Clair; by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Rena Hatfield; by two brothers, Darrell Ray Hatfield and infant, Earl Dean Hatfield; and by two sisters, Patricia M. Blevins, known to most as Patsy and Kathy Lynn Hatfield, known to most as Lynn.
Larry was a Christian, accepting the Lord as his Savior and being baptized on June 1, 2003 at Bethel Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO, where he was an active member. He was proud to have served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Navy, entering July 22, 1963 and receiving his honorable discharge on July 21, 1967. During most of his working years, he was employed at General Materials in Fenton, MO, retiring after twenty-four years of service. He was also a retiree of Teamsters, Local 682 of St. Louis, MO. Larry was an outdoorsman at heart and loved to go hunting and fishing. He appreciated nature and the natural beauty of wood and so became a talented wood craftsman. He turned many beautiful wood items on his lathe, including bowls, lamps and vases, which will now be family heirlooms. He also enjoyed cooking for his family. Nothing made Larry happier than the time he spent with Verna and his children and grandchildren. Many wonderful memories were created and will be cherished forever.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be deeply and sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held after 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO, with Pastor Ben Kingston officiating, assisted by Associate Pastor Brad Banderman. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO.