Phillip Eugene "Gene" Hatfield
CLYDE: Phillip Eugene "Gene" Hatfield, 81, passed away at his home on October 2, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Gene was born January 3, 1931 in Rushville, Indiana to the now deceased Abner Hatfield and Crystal (Lacy) Hatfield Smallets, He came to Clyde early in life and was educated entirely in the Clyde School System.
On October 11, 1948, he married the former Phyllis Howey, who precedeased him on February 10, 2004. In addition to his wife and parents, Gene was preceded by his son, Dennis Hatfield; brothers Bryan, Paul, James; and foster brother, Jerry Owens; and step-father, Carl Smallets.
Surviving are his remaining children, Peggy (Jim) Tyler, Linda Renfro, Phillip "Matt" (Priscilla) Hatfield, Mark (Marge) Hatfield, Christie (Reggie) Brown and Carla (Mark) Fouke; 24 grandchildren; 38 great grandchilren; his step brother, Jimmie Kinnear; and half sister, Judy Brininger, Fremont; and many nieces and nephews and his special friend, Janice Hess also survive.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The services will be at the funeral home on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Burial immediately following in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.auxterfuneralhomes.com