Carl Willard Hatmaker
August 27, 1931 – September 9, 2019
Carl Willard Hatmaker, age 88 of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a charter member of Cumberland Baptist Church and faithfully served in numerous capacities for over fifty years. Carl was a 5-year veteran of the Navy and a Professional Engineer for TVA for over 30 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1958 and his Masters in Civil Engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1964. Carl loved to garden, to travel and visited all fifty states and many foreign countries. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Mae Hatmaker; parents-in-law, John and Alice Lipp; half-sister, Carrie Queener; half brother, Lowell Hatmaker; brother, Ed Hatmaker; son-in-law, Charles Castles. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Donna Hatmaker; children, Debbie Castles, John and Joan Hatmaker, Betty and Chris Henry, and Linda Hawley; grandchildren, Edward and Lisa Castles, Jennifer and Erech Atchley, Eric Castles, Stephanie Castles and fiancé Matt Smith, Annie Hatmaker, Austin and Annie Henry, Major Craig and Stacie Henry, Christopher Hawley, Catherine and Kyle Savery; great-grandchildren, Hadley, Delaney, Fletcher, Grant, Jackson, and Anderson Henry, Natalie and Ethan Atchley; brothers, Bill and Martha Hatmaker, Wayne and Polly Hatmaker, and Jim and Levenda Hatmaker; sister-in-law, Nancy Wolford and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Weaver’s Chapel Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 PM with service to follow at 7:00 PM. Dr. Wade Bibb officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 PM on Friday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway for a 2:00 PM interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MPS and ML Research, National MPS Society, mpssociety.org., or Mission of Hope, missionofhope.org/donate. Condolences are welcome at weaverfuneralservices.com. Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921
- Edward Castles
- Austin Henry
- Craig Henry
- Eric Castles
- Christopher Hawley
- Erech Atchley
- Kyle Savery
- Matt Smith
- Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2019
- Interment Friday, September 20, 2019
Carl Willard Hatmaker
September 17, 2019
To the Hatmaker family,
I just want to express my deep sprrow over the passing of Carl. I remember fondly him in church . I just wanted you to know how much I will miss him. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.
Shane and Karen Peoples
September 13, 2019
Dear Betty, Chris and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you during this difficult time.
Jennifer, Erech and family, please know that we are thinking of you during this time. We pray that God will give you strength and comfort.
September 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. It is not easy losing a parent. My prayers are with you and your family. He was a great man.