HATTON, Lon, a member of a pioneer Florida family and lifelong Tampa resident, passed away Friday Nov 9, 2012. Lon was born March 17, 1929. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Watkins Hatton; and brother, Jay W. Hatton. Lon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lou Parmelee Hatton; their children, Lisa F Hatton, L Paige Hatton (Donna) and Christopher C Hatton; grandchildren, Taylor Hatton Schuessler, Jordan Hatton, Julianne Hatton, Mackenzie Hatton, Macey Hatton and Sierra Hatton. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Hulsey Hatton, Chris Sikes, Jane Newell; and brother-in-law, Emery Newell. Lon is survived by many nieces and nephews. Lon attended Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Junior High and graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 1947. He graduated from Florida State University where he was a member and president of Alpha Tau Omega. He was also Vice President of the Interfraternity Council and a member of the University Honor Court. Lon was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lt. Airborne Infantry. Lon had a 40 year career in the financial industry and retired in 2005 from Morgan Stanley as Senior Vice President and Certified Financial Planner. While active in business he served as chapter chairman of the American Red Cross and was a member and past president of the Exchange Club of Tampa. He was a past member and Chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority and member and past president of Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club. Lon was also a past member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Tampa Yacht Club, University Club, Centre Club and the Merrymakers Club. He was a member of St Andrews Episcopal Church and a former member of the vestry. We would like to thank Gretel Campbell and the other wonderful caregivers of Bayada Homecare. We would also like to thank the Burgundy Hospice team for all of their care and support. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 South MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33609. Private burial will take place after ceremony. Donations may be made to Life Path Hospice in lieu of flowers. Visit the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com
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Published in TBO.com from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2012