ELIZABETHTON — Mr. Joseph Edward Hatchett Sr., 74, 125 Infinity Drive, Elizabethton, died Thursday, October 6, 2011, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a native of New Jersey. Mr. Hatchett worked as a Barge Captain with oil companies and served time as a Merchant Marine.
He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Shirley Oleda Taylor Hatchett; a daughter, Dottie Sparks and a son, Joseph Edward Hatchett Jr.
Survivors include four daughters, Joanne Hatchett, Yvonne Munsey and husband, David, Shirley Presnell and husband, Gary, and Earlene Jolly and husband, Todd, all of Elizabethton; three sons, Edward Hatchett, Elizabethton, Glen Hatchett and wife, Jennifer, and Wayne Hatchett and wife, Bertha, all of Florida; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara and Lillian; and a brother, John. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mr. Joseph Edward Hatchett Sr. will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Saturday, October 8, 2011, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Ancel Presnell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Saturday prior to the service or at the residence at other times.
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Sunday, October 9, 2011, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Phillip Sparks, Todd Jolly, David Munsey, Gary Presnell, Timothy M. Jenkins, Phillip Sparks II, Cody Jolly and Blake Munsey. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons, Edward Hatchett, Glen Hatchett and Wayne Hatchett. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:45 P.M. on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. (423) 543-5544