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H.C. Alexander Funeral Home

821 Fourth Street, Norco, LA

OBITUARY

Thomas Benjamin Hatfield Jr.

April 12, 1925July 13, 2020

Thomas B. Hatfield Jr. at the age of 95, ascended into the promised land on July 13th at his son’s house. He was born on April 12, 1925 in Lutcher, LA, the son of Thomas B. and Armantine J. (Rome) Hatfield. Thomas graduated Dutchtown High School in 1940. He served in the United States Coast Guard, Seaman 2nd Class during WWII. He was Honorably Discharged on April 4, 1946. He was later hired by Shell Oil Co. in Norco, LA into the general helper gang before becoming an operator. He retired after 38 years of service in 1985. He was a jack of all trades who could build or repair anything that he put his mind to. During one of the strikes at Shell to make ends meet, he started selling and delivering fresh eggs in Norco and New Sarpy and became known as the “Eggman”. He loved to cook, hunt, square dance, going to as many Mardi Gras parades as possible, but most of all Family gatherings. In 1948, he married Betty M. Simon and they had five sons, Thomas III, Jimmy, Glen, Dan, and Bob. In 1993, he married Constance Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife Betty, his 2nd wife Constance, and his sister Ethel. Surviving him are his five sons and their wives, grandchildren, great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, along with his sister Elsie and two granddogs Sissy and Casey. His youngest great grandchild Marie was born with down syndrome and he said she was an angel from God! To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.HCAlexander.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.HCAlexander.com Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at First United Methodist Church of Laplace 301 Bamboo Rd., Laplace, LA 70068 on Friday, July 17, 2020. Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:30 am and the religious service will begin at 11:30 am followed with burial at Garden of Memories in Metairie, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to up21 Foundation in memory of Thomas Hatfield. https://www.up21foundation.org/donate To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.HCAlexander.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020

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Thomas Benjamin Hatfield Jr.

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Ann Wood

July 22, 2020

Our hearts and prayers to the Hatfield family. May God be with you all in this time or sadness. Chip & Ann Wood

Rod &Earline Bergeron Brady

July 21, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Tommy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your sweet memories and the grace of God bring you all comfort in the days to come and may he rest in peace.

Wayne LeBoeuf

July 19, 2020

RIP my friend. It was a pleasure working with you.

Jessie Adams

July 17, 2020

You were such an awesome Uncle and I love you and will miss you so much . I cherish every memory of you in my heart forever and always . Till I see you again . Give Aunt Betty a hug and kiss for me ! ❤️

George Tassin

July 17, 2020

To my 2nd dad when I was growing up. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me.
May you rest in peace

Leonard White

July 16, 2020

Dan and Bob, so sorry to hear about your dad. I pray that God gives your family strength during this time of bereavement

Steve Robicheaux

July 16, 2020

To The Hatfield’s,

It was my absolute honor to be part of Tommy’s life for so many great years. Since my humble beginnings at Shell with Tommy up until my last visit with him in June, we were destined to remain lifelong friends. I considered Tommy my second Dad and mentor. I will forever cherish the multitude of memories I had with Tommy at work, at the hunting camp in St Francisville, and at his home in Norco. I will sadly miss his jokes, wonderful laughter, visits, smell of that pipe and cooking him lasagna. Heaven is a little more brighter with Tommy now being a permanent resident....Watch out ladies, you will learn how to Square Dance soon. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend Tommy and we will meet again one day....

Your Friend,
Fresh

Herman (Rip) Keller

July 16, 2020

Tommy would fix white beans and jambalaya sometimes while on shift at Shell. I was the electrician at the Alky Plant were he worked. And we would all have a good meal. He was a good God fearing man who would help anybody. This world is a lesser place without him. My circle of friends gets smaller and smaller, God bless him and his family...... Rip Keller

Kay McKey

July 16, 2020

Mr. Tommy was such a wonderful man and import part of our church family. He will be greatly missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
In Christ’s love...
Kay and Troy McKey
Centreville, MS

JUDY MURPHY

July 15, 2020

I want to offer my sincerest condolences to Mr. Tommy's family. He was a character for sure. I remember standing out side with him and having funny little chats . He was so good to my Aunt Connie. They were just good together. Prayers for all of you .

FROM THE FAMILY

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