REIDSVILLE - William "W.H." Harrelson Hatchett Jr., of 3033 Allison Road, passed away at his home in Pelham, N.C., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the age of 88.
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He was born in Reidsville, N.C., Dec. 9, 1925, to the late William Harrelson Hatchett Sr. and Florence May Duke Hatchett.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Margaret Dameron Hatchett; daughter, Margaret Hatchett Rowland of Pelham; son, William Harrelson Hatchett III also of Pelham; two grandsons, Harrelson Grant Rowland and John Mark Rowland; devoted son-in-law, Floyd "Skip" Rowland; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws of whom he was very fond.
A graduate of Cobb Memorial High School, he was a tobacco and cattle farmer by trade and throughout his life was very active in his community and church. He was a charter member of the Cobb Ruritan Club, served many years on the Farmers Home Administration (FHA) Board, a member of 4-H, and a past scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troops 338 and 372. He was a lifelong member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and trustee for numerous years. He was a member and past master of Caswell Brotherhood Lodge #11, the Amran Temple, and Scottish Rite.
Visitation and viewing will be held at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Reidsville, N.C. Saturday, June 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. The family will receive visitors at the residence at other times.
The funeral service will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Ruffin, N.C. Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. A short graveside service will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Ed Hawkins and staff, Dr. Jeff Crawford, and the caregivers from Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell.
Memorials may be sent to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, c/o William I. Reagan, 1870 Ashland Road, Ruffin, NC 27326.
Wilkerson Funeral Home, 1909 Richardson Drive, Reidsville NC, is serving the Hatchett family.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilkersonfuneral.com
Wilkerson Funeral Home - Reidsville
1909 Richardson St Reidsville, NC 27320
Published in TheTimesNews.com from June 6 to June 7, 2014