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Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines Dr, Malden, WV

OBITUARY

Donald Wayne "Butch" Hatfield Jr.

March 10, 1957November 1, 2019

Donald Wayne “Butch” Hatfield Jr., 62, of Chesapeake, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Butch was born in Charleston on March 10, 1957, to Sue Caldwell Hatfield and the late Donald Wayne Hatfield Sr. He was a 1975 graduate of East Bank High School and attended WV Tech in Montgomery. He was a dedicated community servant and served as the recorder for the Town of Chesapeake and the Clerk for the Sanitary Board. A Christian and ordained minister, he attended the Wills Memorial Church. He was an avid musician. Butch is survived by a son, Andrew Hatfield of Chesapeake; daughter, Isabella (Jason) King and children of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; mother, Sue Caldwell Hatfield of Chesapeake; sister, Donna (Tim) Haynes of Boiling Springs, South Carolina and their children, Rebekah and TJ of Nashville, Tennessee. The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with his brother-in-law, the Rev. Tim Haynes and the Rev. Damron Bradshaw officiating. The burial will follow the service at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald Wayne Hatfield Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Clara Sue Hatfield, Mother
  • Andrew Hatfield, Son
  • Isabella (Jason) King and children, Daughter
  • Donna (Tim) Haynes, Sister
  • Rebekah Edwards, Niece
  • T.J. Haynes, Nephew

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Donald Wayne "Butch Hatfield Jr.

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Claudia “Tykie” Holdren Davis

November 5, 2019

Hi Sue It’s with great sorrow I reconnect with you at this time. So sorry for your loss. Quite the accomplished young man a great loss for all that knew him
Claudia

Debra Toney

November 5, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family and
friends of Butch
In high school he loved the band and he was one of the nicest guys in our class. Always a kind word. And always smiling.

Larry Lambert

November 5, 2019

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend Butch. He was the epitome of a good servant. He went above and beyond what was expected to care for and serve our group that meets at City Hall. But more than anything he was a friend to us. We can say the same about Butch's mother Sue. Sue we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as well as the rest of Butch's family. With sincere love from Church of God, a Worldwide Association.

Jim and Michelle Adams

November 5, 2019

Dear Pastor and Donna, please accept our condolences, our prayers and our love.

Gina Viars

November 5, 2019

A lot of hearts are breaking today, including mine. I will miss his friendship so much. He was there for me so many times, especially during some difficult times. Whether it was picking me up at 5 AM to take me to the airport, bringing me breakfast to work, sharing his wisdom and advice, or making me laugh when I needed it most. He shared his vast knowledge of film and music with me, and introduced me to artists I'd never heard of, but now listen to regularly. He was a gentleman beyond measure. I'll never forget him. There will never be another quite like "Donny". Love always, Gina Viars aka Bridget.

Terri Ferrell (West)

November 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of his passing, he was always so friendly and helpful when I had to go to City Hall. Prayers to all the family.

Dr. Charles Martyn

November 3, 2019

I remember Butch as a student, tremendous talent and longtime friend. I particularly remember having Butch and Ray McClellan, as students during a clarinet festival at WV Tech when I had Stanley Drucker of the New York Philharmonic, teach them various literature with an auditorium full of local kids, who probably did not understand what Drucker was doing. Two superb talents working with the best in the world organized by yours truly. Lots of love and full remembrances, Doc.

Deborah Reed

November 3, 2019

Butch was a good friend in high school. He was a wonderful clarinetist with a beautiful tone - he was great! We went to his junior prom together and had a wonderful time. I can’t believe he is gone.

Yvonne Dunford-Rodriguez

November 2, 2019

Please accept my condolences Butch's family & friends.
My heart broke when I heard of Butch passing. Butch always had a kind word and hopeful words for everyone. Once in high school he tried to talk me into joining the band. Tried to show me how to blow a clarinet. Results were amusing. I didn't join & he was probably glad after all. Lol. I had zero skills. Will miss you my dear friend. Fly high with the angels. ❤

D. Ray McClellan, Jr.

November 2, 2019

Butch was 3 years my senior and a great inspiration and mentor to me as a high school clarinet player. While we were in Tom Reed’s community band together in the 1970s, he played a wonderful rendition of the clarinet solo in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. I was amazed and eager so I asked him to show me how to play it and he was very kind to teach me the famous smeared glissando. Every time I play the solo, I think of Butch. We recently connected through facebook and we chatted about old times and hopefully getting together. I’m sorry that I missed the chance to re-connect with Butch in person. I thank The Lord for his faith in Christ and the testimony from his sister, Donna about his life as a wonderful Christian man. Heaven’s gain is indeed our loss.

FROM THE FAMILY