OBITUARY

Bobby Joe Hatfield, Jr.

August 27, 1964October 4, 2021

Bobby Joe Hatfield Jr, 57, of Oviedo, Florida passed away on October 4, 2021 from Covid-19. Bobby moved to Seminole County in 1995 and quickly became a beloved businessman, who took great pride in his work and owned several hydraulic & welding shops that got bigger and bigger resulting in Hatfield Enterprises.

Bobby, a master mechanic, enjoyed repairing equipment, hot rods and any anything else that rolled, floats or flies, He enjoyed teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. Bobby could be found on the local waterways in one of his cherished boats, 4 wheeling through the Ocala forest, shooting a game of pool, playing his guitar or telling a joke and drinking a beer.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Lynda; sons, Kyle and Robbie;(Alana Lee), Mother, Corena B. Hatfield, Mother in law, Hazel M Jones, brothers, Donny L Brown (Lisa), Danny Ray, Leo Scott, and Clifton Edwards; sisters Darleen Parker, (David), Tina George (Paul), and Melissa Robaczewski (Eugene Kent) and a grandson, Jaxson, who is on his way into the world. His beloved dog Jordan. With a long list of nephew's, nieces.

Bobby is preceded in death by his father Bobby Joe Hatfield Sr, (Sharon, Stepmother),  Larry Jones (Father-in-law/Mentor) Brother Darron Hatfield, and many more family and friends not mentioned , but not forgotten.

Services

23 October

A Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

501 E MITCHELL HAMMOCK RD
OVIEDO, FL 32765

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Robbie Hatfield

October 14, 2021

My dad, my best friend, my relationship advice giver. my mentor, my teacher, also my boss. At 24 years old I never thought I'd be saying this. Never thought I would ever do this. My father and I have had alot of ups and downs throughout the years, It was all love though. From both of us. Sometimes when you care enough for something or someone you get caught up in it and get passionate. My dad was very passionate about his business and his family. He loved my mom, brother and I. My dad and i didn't see eye to eye on some things but now that I’m older I understand most of it. I truly think my dad has made one hell of a man out of Kyle and i. I'm so thankful for the memories that i have had with my father, i can't even begin to name all of the tricks and trade secrets he taught me. The things this man pounded in my head will always stick with me. My dad was one of the most honest hard working people on this planet. My dad built a whole company with some tools, craftsmanship, honesty, and word of mouth. It all started with an idea, determination, and a service truck called superman. My dad was the type of person that would go out of his way to be nice, to someone who deserved it, blowing money on lunches, dinners, a very generous tipper by the way, spending money on truck/car parts for other people, taking his own time to teach people how to understand and fix things. My dad will say, all he ever wanted to do in life is help people even so far as wanting to be a paramedic/firefighter, and he found a different way of doing so with his knowledge and tools, and I'm willing to bet he has helped everyone of yall in some form or way. My dad loved to talk to people. He really cherished talking to everyone of his friends, family and customers, though he is gone he will never be forgotten. I see him in my brother, I see his best sides in my mother. and i see him in me when i look in the mirror. And i can't wait to see some of him in my son Jaxson. i love and miss you dad.

Kimberly Petersohn

October 14, 2021

My memories start with you two still dating in Gainesville! Fun times in the college town at TRU. He was there to help whenever we needed, which was plenty. It was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding preparations and the big event. Your love for each other was contagious. I will never forget the season you were expecting and we would send you waddling down to the customer service desk for every irate customer and you’d start rubbing your belly and nodding. They could not manage to continue to be mad at the pregnant you! Bobby was a rock during those early days as you both learned how to be parents. My view back then was you were the brains and he was the brawn. He showed that he was also part of the brains in the relationship with his determination and success in business. Your years together are precious and I know you will cherish the memories. My sincere condolences to you and your family. 💕

Christina Rooks

October 14, 2021

I worked for Bobby from September 2014 to June 2019, during that time he and I became really good friends. He allowed me to live on the shop property for 3 years in a camper that he set up for me. During my almost 5 years of employment with Hatfield Enterprises, Bobby helped me out more then I could ever repay. He taught me so much while working for him, I was not only his bookkeeper I worked the front office for him. During my employment Bobby shared some incredible stories with me about his family that he loved so very much. To Bobby family came first and he would drop everything to help. It saddens me that I will never be able to sit down and talk with him but I know in my heart that he will always be watching over his wife and sons Kyle & Robbie like he has done since the day they came into his life. Rest in Peace Bobby you will be surely missed by all who love you my friend!

Scott Kenny

October 13, 2021

Every memory with Bobby was a good one. It started with a mutual friends mustang that I got to drive before he did. He may not have found humor in this story at first but, we laughed and drank over it years later…. I would always tell him that his shop is where Fords went to die. If you’ve been there you may agree but, many very cool ones came out of there also. Unfortunately my old red 84 ford pickup was one that never made it out. Lol
The mans talent was remarkable. I would pick his brain constantly about some repair I would need for one of my new projects. He was one of the few people who collected more projects than myself I believe. We would sit at the shop and he would grab his guitar and we would sing a few tunes until he drank a little too much to play. Lol. Like I said all my memories were good ones. One of the few people I know that I can’t say a bad thing about.
I’ve heard it said that people die twice in their life…… Once when they take their last breath, and finally when their name is spoke for the last time. I’m pretty sure with all the people that knew him and stories going around about Bobby, he will be alive within us for a very long time.

Ron Matteson

October 12, 2021

I first met Bobby, (BJ) some 30 years ago or so. Brought my hydraulic cylinders to him. 100 percent perfect each time and ON TIME. We became close friends right away. Me, being from Eastern Kentucky and of course, he being from West Virginia. Many years down range, I did a Ancestry search and sure enough, Bobby is a third cousin. Then, our friendship grew even more. Many a night I watched him get the work done after everyone else was too tired to work. Someone stole his camper one time. Made him very sad. He and I discussed his sons often. I kept telling him to hold on at all cost as they would get through issues. Just love them unconditionally. HE DID! He also LOVES his wife so much. She put up with a lot of stressful pay days but I still brought my work ONLY to Bobby. He is my BROTHER in my heart. He was also a brother to so many others. Who ever stole his AR 15, your going straight to hell. I gave it to him through a trade I made. Went straight to him. He never took a dime from anyone. He only gave. The attached original photo was done by a friend of mine in Odessa Ukraine. Your guardian angel will take you the rest of the way.

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Our Honeymoon 1993

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Our Honeymoon 1993

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