Donald Ray Hatley
June 5, 1940 – March 4, 2018
Donald Ray Hatley, 77 a longtime resident of Montgomery, AL died of a heart attack while battling lung cancer on March 4th, 2018. He is preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Hatley of Concord, NC and his son David Bradley Hatley of Montgomery, AL. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda Sue Hatley and his daughter, Jodi Rae Hatley. He was known as “Paw Paw” by his pride and joy, his granddaughter, Kelsey Jordan Godfrey. Other survivors include a cousin in Clermont, FL, Kenneth Hatley (Donna), niece LouAnne Suther (Kenny) of Concord, NC; nephews Gene Lefler and Allen Stowe; great niece Lindsey Walters (Wilson) and sister-in-law, JoAnn Stowe (Butch), all of Concord, NC. Don was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Alabama Heritage. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.
- Karl Dabbs
- Gary Pate
- Ron Clifford
- Pat Mullen
- Carl Alred
- Jim Dunham
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
Donald Ray Hatley
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March 7, 2018
Susie and family,
We have all lost a dear friend and confidant. All of my dealings with Don were very positive, informative, but most of all fun. I've never met a more positive and fun person to be around and share a few days with.
Susie when the four of us went to Vegas I know Phyllis and I walked both of you guys legs off, but what great fun, great memories we shared and a few green bottled brews along the winding path.
Don we love you and you will be missed by many! Thanks for the memories!
Mike and Phyllis Bauguess Johnson City, Tn
Steve and Beverly Wheeler
March 5, 2018
Don loved to eat at local home style restaurants that had a meat and 3. Steve and I loved going to lunch with him. His favorite restaurant in Johnson City was Sit N Bull, and in Jackson, MS. was Two Sisters.
Don got a speeding ticket in North Carolina after a visit to the Trading Post. The trooper asked him if he knew why he pulled him over and Don said, "To welcome me to North Carolina." The trooper wasn't impressed. I can just see the twinkle in his eye when he said that.
We will both miss his smile. We were both honored to call Don our friend.