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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX

OBITUARY

William C Hatton

June 23, 1924June 6, 2019
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CSM (ret.) William C. Hatton, 94, of Copperas Cove, Texas passed peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in the early morning of Thursday, June 6, 2019. A visitation is scheduled for 10-12 PM June 14, 2019 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove. Followed at 2:00 pm burial with full military honors at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery immediately after the service. William was born on June 23, 1924 in Richmond, Kentucky, and he was the Second of three children born to Leonard and Martha Allender Hatton. He was raised with a strong Christian upbringing. In 1943, he entered military service and proudly served his country for 30 years, serving in both WW2 and the Korean Conflict. William retired from military service in 1973 at the rank of Command Sergeant Major. Upon his retirement, William was employed by Central Texas College and pursued his education graduating with a Masters Degree in the field of Psychology. William retired from Central Texas College in 1989. Upon completion of his degree, he taught college classes at Gatesville State Prison. William was also a 32nd degree Scottish rite mason. He enjoyed spending time at his farm, seeing his grandchildren, and traveling with the love of his life. William was preceded in Death by his Father and Mother, Son: Leonard Michael Hatton, Sister: Virginia (Hatton) Harrison, Brother: Kenneth Allender Hatton, and Grandson: Christopher Michael Hatton. William will for forever remain in the hearts of those who loved him. He is survived by the love of his life of 73 years Elsa Hatton, children, Jana Wall, her husband Tommy, William F. Hatton, his wife Judy, many grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Hatton Family. Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove have been entrusted with the services of Mr. William C. Hatton.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brian Hatton, Active Pallbearer
  • Thomas Wall, Active Pallbearer
  • Tommy Wall, Active Pallbearer
  • Andrew Hatton, Active Pallbearer
  • Joshua Hatton, Active Pallbearer
  • Billy Hatton, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Burial with Military Honors Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

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Lesa Jaramillo

June 18, 2019

I was his only Granddaughter. He was such a beautiful man. I love my Grandpa always & forever. Love your little flower of the prairie.

Andrew Hatton

June 16, 2019

He once told me that he sold about 400$ worth of junk off of his porch in the pouring rain.I have never met anyone else who could pull that off.

Joshua Hatton

June 16, 2019

He was really funky. I remember all the junk he collected. It was very impressive how he was able to sell a lot of junk in garage sales.

Jana Wall

June 16, 2019

Today is Fathers day, and i miss my daddy ! But i will see him again. he has no more pain and is rejoicing with the angels!

Love you! Happy Fathers day!
Jana

Joshua Hatton

June 14, 2019

I loved my grandfather very much. I remember visiting him and singing "If we make it through December" by Merle Haggard with him and my brother.

Annabelle Smith

June 12, 2019

Had not seen Bill for many years. Used to talk about Kentucky together. Always a gentleman and a "gentle man". I know he will be missed by all.

Martha Humphrey

June 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Martha Hatton Humphrey

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

      William C Hatton was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, William will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, William was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. William leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember William C Hatton.

CSM (ret.) William C. Hatton, 94, of Copperas Cove, Texas passed peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in the early morning of Thursday, June 6, 2019. A visitation is scheduled for 10-12 PM June 14, 2019 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove. Followed at 2:00 pm burial with full military honors at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery immediately after the service. William was born on June 23, 1924 in Richmond, Kentucky, and he was the Second of three children born to Leonard and Martha Allender Hatton. He was raised with a strong Christian upbringing. In 1943, he entered military service and proudly served his country for 30 years, serving in both WW2 and the Korean Conflict. William retired from military service in 1973 at the rank of Command Sargant Major. Upon his retirement, William was employed by Central Texas College and pursued his education graduating with a Masters Degree in the field of Psychology. William retired from Central Texas College in 1989. Upon completion of his degree, he taught college classes at Gatesville State Prison. William was also a 32nd degree Scottish rite mason. He enjoyed spending time at his farm, seeing his grandchildren, and traveling with the love of his life.
William was preceded in Death by his Father and Mother, Son: Leonard Michael Hatton, Sister: Virginia (Hatton) Harrison, Brother: Kenneth Allender Hatton, and Grandson: Christopher Michael Hatton.
William will for forever remain in the hearts of those who loved him. He is survived by the love of his life of 73 years Elsa Hatton, children, Jana Wall, her husband Tommy, William F. Hatton, his wife Judy, many grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Hatton Family.
Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove have been entrusted with the services of Mr. William C. Hatton.