James Donald "Donnie" Hatcher, 57, of Corbin, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at his residence.
A humble, quiet man, Donnie dedicated his life to serving others. After having graduated from Whitley County High School in 1966, he served his country in Vietnam, served on the board of directors for Cedaridge Ministries, served as the past president of the Whitley County High School Band Boosters and worked on the CSX Railroad for 27 years.
A religious man, Donnie was ordained as a deacon in the Baptist faith at Sandstone Baptist Church where he was a member.
He was preceded in death by his father Ira Mavis Hatcher; his mother, Henrietta Olds; and his grandparents, James and Georgia Strickland, who reared him.
Working tirelessly in his woodwork shop, Donnie shared stories with his loved ones and friends. His sparkling blue eyes, his sweet disposition, his great love for others will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Left to miss her wonderful husband is his loving wife, Janice Hart Hatcher. Next month would have marked 38 years of their happy marriage. The Hatchers were blessed with two loving children, James Donald Hatcher, Jr. and Mary Hatcher, both of Corbin. Also, he leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Patricia Hatcher, Rachel Hatcher, Ricky Lee Bunch and Matthew Bunch, both sons of Mike Bunch of Corbin.
One brother, Clyde Turner and one sister, Mavis Ramsey, both of Nashville, Tennessee, survive Donnie. He was the dear son-in-law of Kathleen Hart of Corbin and the late Emmett Hart.
Family members Emmett Hart Jr., Eric Hart, Russell Hart and Gladys Cornn of Corbin, as well as other family members and numerous friends and acquaintances will mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday at Hart Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Keith Decker and Rev. James Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.
The Hatcher family will receive friends from 6-9 Thursday at Hart Funeral Home.
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THIS OBITUARY IS COURTESY OF THE VANKIRK-GRISELL FUNERAL HOME, 607 MASTER STREET, CORBIN.