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Eugene "Gene" Hatfield

11 August, 192914 July, 2021

Franklin Eugene “Gene” Hatfield, age 91 of Knoxville, TN passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force and was a proud veteran. He received a B.S. degree and worked at Martin Marietta/K-25 in Oak Ridge, TN until his retirement. Gene was also a Mason and Shriner belonging to Beaver Ridge Lodge #366 and the West Knox Shrine Club Kerbela Temple, Charter #23. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mollie Hatfield; wife, Audrey Hatfield and 2 brothers, Floyd Hatfield and Harold Hatfield Sr.

Gene is survived by his sister, Emma Jo Trotter (Thomas); nephews, Hal Hatfield and Michael Hatfield; nieces, Gwen Marshall, Beverly Capone, and Cherry Duckett. Gene’s funeral service will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm at Berry Highland West Funeral Home, 9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN. Entombment will immediately follow in the Mausoleum. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at


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Mary Helen Human Burney

19 July 2021

Emma Jo,
I am so sorry to hear about your brother Gene. May God surround you and the family with His love and give you comfort in your grief. I never go down Pansy Hill that I don't look at your childhood home and think of you, your mother and family,. They are precious memories.

My sincerest condolences to all of you.
Mary Helen Human Burney

Renie Hardin

17 July 2021

I met Gene and Audrey in 2005. I was their Nurse, they always were an entertaining couple, as Audrey's health worsened, Gene continued to grieve her absence. Gene was my good friend, and would drive 30 miles across town to listen to our Choir. He gave the best hugs and with his loud voice, he would tell the best stories. Just to make a joke!! Gene was my friend and a good one. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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