OBITUARY

Charles T. Hatchett

January 12, 1939January 16, 2014

Charlie Hatchett passed away peacefully in his home January 16, 2014 shortly after his 75th birthday. Charlie was born and raised in Lamesa, Texas, a resident of Austin, Texas for 32 years, and a resident of Marble Falls, Texas for 19 years. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Joy Hatchett; children Tyke (Sandra), Kim, and Heather; his siblings Bill, Robin (Fred), Earl (Cindy); grandchildren Chas, Kayla, Kasey, Jordan, Mia, Nick, Taylor, Madison; his loyal dog, Donald and his many, many dear friends. Charlie was born and raised on a working farm in Lamesa, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University, attaining a B.A. in Zoology. Subsequently, he moved to Austin, Texas graduating from the University of Texas Law School, with a statewide ranking of number two on the Bar exam. He thoroughly enjoyed music and while attending college and law school he pursued his passion performing in local and regional favorites, The Raiders and The Fabulous Chevelles.

Upon his admission to the Bar of Texas he served as Assistant District Attorney in Travis County, continuing to perform in The Fabulous Chevelles, while developing his now widely known booking agency, Hatchett Talent Agency. While developing his agency, Charlie had the privilege of partnering with great artists such as Don Henley, Christopher Cross, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson and many other well respected artists. One of the highlights of his music career was the AMA Industry Honors Award presented at the Austin Music Awards during SXSW in 2012.

Charlie was a champion for equality of all men, demonstrating this commitment by befriending people of a variety of cultures and socioeconomic groups. Charlie demonstrated his passion for the outdoors, managing his beautiful ranch outside of Marble Falls, Texas raising livestock and caring for the land. Charlie was an avid pilot logging many hours in his Aeronca Champ, Luscombe WWII trainer, Mooney Bravo, and Cessna 140.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at Clements-Wilcox funeral home in Marble Falls Texas on January 20th at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to participate in the celebration. In lieu of flowers, Charlie’s wish is for donations to be made to The American Cancer Society, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), and Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions.

Arrangements under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls, TX.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 20, 2014
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JIM DUNN

June 17, 2014

Wait, Charlie, you can't do this. I had another wild goose for us to chase! Oh well, we'll meet up later. Joy, I still love you too...

'Philthy' JIM DUNN, Iowa Park, TX

Alley Teofan-Keeling

January 21, 2014

There will never be another Charlie! He was an original! So glad that I got a chance to work with him at Hatchett Talent Agency! I'll never forget all of the musicians that use to come in to the office and talk with him about the music scene in Texas! I was so fortunate to have that experience and have Charlie and Joy as friends. Austin music has definitely lost an icon! RIP Charlie! Alley Teofan Keeling

Bob Moor

January 20, 2014

This is very sad news. I've known, occasionally played alongside and done business with Charlie Hatchett for almost 50 years. You unfortunately do not find many people in the music business who are both talented and genuinely nice guys. Hatchett was. My thoughts go out to Joy, Tyke and his family.

Cesar Rincon

January 20, 2014

Charlie changed the course of our life. As our booking agent in 1992, Charlie put us on the map and helped develop our career. As a result, our lives took a turn for the better. AXIS

January 19, 2014

Charlie was my roommate and Fiji brother at Texas Tech. His death is so sad but generates so many great memories. He was truly one of a kind. Tom Richards

Mark Williams

January 19, 2014

I was fortunate enough to call Charlie my father-in-law for almost 20-years. He was one of the most kind men I knew. It's a rare situation where someone is fortunate enough to have a second father but he gave me that honor. The word "love" doesn't convey adequately how much of an impact he had on my life, Will miss you for now but look forward to visiting in Heaven.

Mark

Joel UpDeGraff

January 19, 2014

Just finished a gig last night. Charlie started my musical journey 30 years ago. Thank you Sir.

Jennifer (Doshier) Rogers

January 18, 2014

Charlie was an amazing man that touched so many peoples lives. I am honored to have known him and be apart of his life. I have many memories and will cherish those forever. Rest in Peace Charlie and I know you are always looking down on us.

Bud Henderson

January 18, 2014

I was a Tech Fiji with Charlie and although I had not seen him since 1961 I always remembered the joy he and his guitar brought to the Fijis and their dates at our dances. Great sense of humor. I have received email jokes from him until last week. There is a golden guitar up there waiting for him.
PERGE! (carry on)
Bud Henderson

FROM THE FAMILY