Farming Rural 18

Franklin Delano Hatfield

July 6, 1940 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 80)

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Franklin Delano Hatfield, 80, passed away Tuesday March 23, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, WV. 

Frank was born July 6, 1940 in Gilbert, WV to Don and Arnie (Harvey) Hatfield. 

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by: twin brother Jesse Hatfield; four brothers: Harrison Hall, Pern Hall, Tiny Hall, and Joe Hall; four sisters: Georgia Pack, Correan Gravley, Lois Nelson, and Pearl Hall; two sons: Donald Delano Hatfield and Samuel Moss Hatfield; great grandson: Zachary Hatfield; and his close friend: Robert Lowe. 

Frank was a coal miner for 27 years in the Logan County mines.  He was a long-time member of the district 17 coal miner’s union. 

Franklin was a loving and caring family man.  After buying a farm in 1993 he dedicated himself to his land.  He enjoyed farming, gardening, working horses and livestock, hunting, working on trucks, and spending time with his family.  He shared a special love with his grandchildren.  In his free time he loved taking drives with no destination, just enjoying time with those that were riding along with him. 

Frank is survived by his loving wife Jacqulim “Patsy” (Pack) Hatfield of 62 years; three sons: Adam (Rose) Hatfield, Woodrow “Bookie” (Angie) Hatfield, and Henry F. Hatfield; daughter: Patricia M. Hatfield; daughter-in-law: Jackie Hatfield; grandchildren: Lacy Hatfield, Durik Hatfield, Nick Hatfield, Joey Hatfield, Brandon Hatfield, Samuel Hatfield, Savannah Martin, Joe Moore, Cassie Taylor, and Curtis Hatfield.  He is also survived by his great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Friends may gather with the family Monday, March 29, 2021 from 6 – 9 PM at the Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle in Elizabeth, WV for visitation.  Funeral services will commence the following day, Tuesday March 30, at the church beginning at 1 PM with the Rev. Tim Hopkins officiating.

Burial will immediately follow the funeral service at the Hatfield family cemetery at Rose Hill where Frank will be laid to rest, by his sons on the family farm.   

Following a short ride from the Barn by horse and buggy to the family cemetery, he will be carried to his resting place by his family and friends.

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March 29, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle
322 Palestine Road
Elizabeth, WV 26143

Funeral Service
March 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle
322 Palestine Road
Elizabeth, WV 26143

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