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Charles S. Hatfield - Titusville - Charles Stephen Hatfield, 65, died Monday, June 28, 2010 at Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Braggadocio, Missouri and grew up in Sinton, Texas. After attending the University of Texas, Steve began his career with IBM, Federal Systems Division, working with a team of engineers on the Skylab and Apollo programs in Houston, Texas. Steve came to Brevard County in 1983 to join the IBM Shuttle Testing and Operations team at the Kennedy Space Center. Ultimately, he served as IBM Manager for Shuttle Testing and Operations. After 30 years of service, he retired from IBM and launched his career with Lockheed Martin where he supported two critical projects. First he served as Test Director of the UK Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, which is the worlds largest battle field simulation system. Secondly he was the requirements and verification lead for the development of the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) that supports the DoDs F35 Joint strike Fighter. He retired from Lock heed Martin on March 1, 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Church of Christ in Sinton, Texas and Indian River City United Methodist Church in Titusville. Steve is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sherry Hatfield of Titusville; his children, Seth Hatfield (Tricia) of Houston, TX, Andy York of Titusville, Don York of Raynham, MA and Laura Ferringer (Ben) of Oviedo, FL; his grandchildren, Clayton Hatfield, Delaney Hatfield, Rachel York, D.J. York, Ben Ferringer, Lindsey Ferringer and Blake Ferringer. Steve is also survived by his mother, Ruby Hatfield; his sister, Jean Cave (R.D.); and his niece, Connie Coleman all of Corpus Christi, TX. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Hatfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Louisa United Methodist Church in Louisa, Kentucky. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Kentucky. Youngs Funeral Home in Louisa, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on July 4, 2010
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