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James Ray Hatchett went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2012, at the age of 90. Jim was born on December 17, 1921, to Essie Forrest Hatchett and Pat Hatchett in Holland, Texas. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Margaret Elizabeth Rose Hatchett; sons Frank Patrick Hatchett (Mary Helen), Dr. James Michael Hatchett (Jennifer), and David Allan Hatchett; grandchildren Traci Ann Hatchett Pierce, Jessica Hatchett, Franklin Hatchett (Chandler); sister Nelda Chelette of Houston, and numerous nieces and nephews. His legacy will be one of generosity and helping others. His life was always active and productive to the fullest. Jim dearly loved his family and friends and was a captivating conversationalist. Jim will always be admired and loved for his kindness, strength, and devotion to God, Country, and family. He graduated from Academy High School in Holland then worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps before joining the U. S. Navy. He served during WWII in the Pacific from 1942-1946 as Chief Yomen aboard ships USS Ancontius and USS Missouri. Jim graduated from Southwest Texas University in 1950 and established the Ag Department at South Side High School. He became an educational book sales representative with The Economy Company for over 37 years, becoming their top salesman in the entire company for most of those years. A very special thank you goes to Dr. Michelle Scanlan, Olivia Trevino, and staff. Also, thank you to the VITAS Hospice staff for their kindness and care.
Visitation will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North, 3401 Cherry Ridge, on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 6:00-8:00PM. A Mausoleum Chapel Service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 9:00AM at Mission Burial Park North Cemetery on IH-10 West, interment will follow at Mission Burial Park North. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hope Lutheran Church, 5714 Callaghan Rd., San Antonio, TX 78228, (210) 433-7475, www.Hope4sa.org. Online condolences may be made at www.missionparks.com.

Published in Express-News on May 4, 2012
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