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Jimmy "Big Jim" Hatfield

April 9, 1939 ~ October 14, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Jimmy Hatfield Obituary

Jimmy A. “Big Jim” Hatfield, 84 of Gilbert, WV departed this life Saturday, October 14, 2023 from Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Born April 9, 1939 in Gilbert, WV he was the son of the late Sidney and Tilda (Hatfield) Hatfield.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son: Jeffrey Hatfield; daughter: Glenetta Owens; sisters: Laura Hatfield and Louise Farris; brothers: Frank, Johnny Lee, and Bruce Emory Hatfield; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

“Big Jim” was a dedicated politician, who supported his party, his county, and his community, he had a big heart, always helping everyone he could.  Several years ago, he was recognized by then Gov. Joe Manchin, as WV Democrat of the year.  A great honor for a great man.  Everyone who knew Jim knew that he would do all he could to help and support anyone who needed him.  He was a retired coal miner and of the Christian Faith.

Those left to love and cherish his memory are his loving companion of 46 years: Greta Owens of Gilbert, WV; daughter: Robin Owens (Jason Dickerson) of Lorado, WV; son: David (Dana) Owens of Baisden, WV; grandsons: Daniel Owens of Winfield, WV, and Jerome (Chelsea) Owens of Ripley, WV; great-grandson: Dawson Owens of Ripley, WV; granddaughters: Taylor Owens of Baisden, WV, Maranda Weatherford of St. Albans, WV and Heather Akers of Hanover, WV; great granddaughter: Ella Davis of Ripley, WV; brother: Emmett Hatfield of Princeton, WV; special caregivers: Betty Colangelo and Patsy Lynn.  He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and numerous cousins and friends.

Friends may gather with the family Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 1:00 till 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Mounts Funeral Home, where funeral services will commence at 2:00 pm with Rev. Louie Vanover officiating.  Burial will follow in the Carter Cemetery in the Browning Fork section of Gilbert, WV.

Jim will be carried to his resting place by his family and friends.

Farewell, Farewell my friends.
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears,
for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad
think of me
for that’s what I’d like.
When you live in the hearts
of those you love,
remember then….
you never die.

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October 19, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Mounts Funeral Home, 253 4th Av.
Gilbert, WV 25621

Funeral Service
October 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Mounts Funeral Home, 253 4th Av.
Gilbert, WV 25621


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