J.D. Hatcher

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James Douglas Hatcher Jr. passed away October 19, 2014 in Willis, Texas. He was born on April 22, 1936 in Rockingham, N.C. J.D. served in the Army for 20 years. During his career he was on the Army boxing team for the Olympics. He served in Vietnam, Germany and Korea. He was a Master Sergeant over a battalion of 1200 men. He ended his career in the Army as a teacher and lecturer for race relations. J.D. retired from the Army in 1974 and moved to Houston where he started his next career in engineering and security. He was the operations manager for Burns Security. J.D. was later the VP of engineering for Burnup & Sims. In 1980 he founded Texas Communications, a national electronic security company which later became Data-Link Security. Data-Link is Conroe's "Home Town Security Company".J.D. managed, coached, pitched, and was the catcher for Dave Sommer's Men's Softball League, in Spring, TX. He coached YMCA little league football and baseball for numerous years. J.D. was a proud member of the Lions Club and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He was on the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Committee. J.D. was a passionate member of the Houston Walking Horse Associations & owned and showed several World Grand Champions. J.D. loved to bowl, he went semi-pro in Germany and continued bowling on leagues and semi-pro tournaments in Texas. He loved "Soul Music" and was an excellent dancer and skater. J.D. was a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is preceded in death by daughter, Traci Lynn Hatcher. He is survived by his daughters, Robin Hill, Mindy Granhold and Angie Hatcher, son, Chad Hatcher and wife Suzanne, sister, Mary Sue Brinker, grandchildren, April Delaigle, Aaron Hill, Amber Ford, Auston Hill, Alex and Jenna Granhold, JC Rooney, Allie Mays, Riley and Jaxon Hatcher, great grandchildren, Ashton and Abigail Delaigle, Landon, Madison and Joseph Ford. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00am in Cashner Colonial Chapel with burial to follow at Houston National Cemetery with full honors. Pallbearers will be Russell Solorio, Steven Bodak, Marc Luttrell, Morgan Luttrell, Ryan Evans and Larry Brandt. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to lonesurvivorfoundation.org. View our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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