Harold A. Hatcher MD

January 7, 1945March 10, 2014

Harold A. Hatcher, MD, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died on March 10, 2014 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Minnie Hatcher. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Harold is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Patsy; 2 children, Kristin (Ken) Sevensky and Andy (Lauren) Hatcher; and 5 grandchildren, Emma Kate, Hatch, Curtis and Mary Flynn Sevensky, and Henry Hatcher.

Harold was raised in Nashville, TN and worked as a page in the U.S. Senate and also earned his place as an Eagle Scout prior to receiving an undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University in 1967. He then received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. Harold served at Maxwell Air Force Base for 2 years before practicing Ophthalmology for over 35 years in Montgomery. Harold was a long-time and faithful member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he previously served as Elder and was an active member in the Men’s Growth Class.

A private burial will be held followed by a visitation on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm and a memorial service beginning at 2:30pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Men’s Growth Class will serve as honorary pallbearers for “Hatch”.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1728 S. Hull St., Montgomery, AL 36104.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 13, 2014

Harold A. Hatcher MD

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March 30, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Hatcher's family. Praying for you during this time.

Gray and Hatty Gill

March 19, 2014

Our hearts are aching for you, for your beautiful family, and for ourselves in the loss of Harold. You and Harold have always had such strong bonds to your faith, your family and your friends. May these bonds sustain you through this time in your life. Please know we are holding you in the light.

Gray and Hatty

March 18, 2014

Mrs. Hatcher, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your life mate! I know the coming days will be difficult. You are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses that will uphold you....cling to them during this sad time!

Bonita Lancaster
Baptist Health

Diane Buck Castleman

March 17, 2014

Patsy, I am so sorry about Harold. You and I go back such a long way and I was so shocked to learn of his passing. You two were such a perfect couple. May your sweet memories help you thru this time and may God grant you the strength and peace you will need. He was a wonderful person. You are in my heart and thoughts.

Bill and Martha Baine

March 16, 2014

We are shocked and saddened to learn of Harold's untimely death. Martha reminded me of his heroic catch, fully extended, of my throw wide of first base to put out the batter in an intramural softball game. We also well recall how he graciously helped us struggle to get my sofa bed--the longest and heaviest piece of furniture in a standard American household--up flight after stifling flight of stairs to our floor at the married students' apartments. I can also remember the sense of camaraderie that struck me one bleary-eyed night in 1975 at the Dallas VA Hospital when I came upon a clear and orderly Ophtho note from Harold as I reviewed the old chart on my new admission. We shall miss him.

Dan and Jenny Winstead

March 16, 2014

Dan and I are so sad to hear of the loss of Harold. Please know that he is in our prayers.

Patricia Weaver

March 15, 2014

Patsy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I remember attending your wedding all those years ago. I hope that in time your tears will lessen and be replaced by wonderful memories of times shared.
Your classmate, Patricia Weaver

Paulette (Wolfe) Dowdy

March 15, 2014

So sorry to hear about Harold. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 14, 2014

Patsy, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Having lost my husband of 46 years in late 2012 (William L. "Bill" Smith from your class--1964), I can only say the grief eases over time, but the loss is always with you. Grieve in your own way and your own time. Remember the good times. Sincerely, Donna Liddington Smith '63

March 14, 2014

Patsy, there simply are no words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers....hold tight to your family......they will help you through this most difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
Carole J Johnson