Mr. E.H. “Butch” Hatley III, 64, departed this life Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Butch was born December 11, 1953 in Jonesboro, AR to E.H. Jr. and Christine Hatley. Butch was a member of Corner’s Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #584, Columbia, TN, and a Master Service Technician of John Deere University, Moline, IL. Butch enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed being outdoors fishing and hunting. He always enjoyed being with his grandson. He enjoyed fishing with him and watching him “Play Ball”. He always told his friends “I love you and everybody you love.” He was preceded in death by his sister, Cara Bess Hatley; father, Elec Hatley Jr.; grandparents, Elec Sr. and Kate Hatley of Old Weona, AR and Talmadge and Cora Mae Wright of Harrisburg, AR.
Survivors include his wife Sharon of the home; his daughter, Christy Hatley-Davis (Donnie) and grandson Donald Ray “Trey” Davis III of Harrisburg, AR; mother Christine Hatley of Trumann; sisters Regina Stacy of Trumann, and Anna Ware (David) of Collierville, TN; nephew, Ian Ware (Blair and Lily June) of Knoxville, TN; niece Ainsley Cameron Riker (Matthew) of Fort Collins, Colorado; step-son, Adam J. Smith of Payneway; Step-daughters, Sarah L. Dowdy of Jonesboro, and Amanda Kelly of Mammoth Springs, AR; six step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. At Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A celebration of his life will follow at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg, AR.
An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.