George Phillip (Phil) Hatfield of Springfield passed away Oct. 16, 2020, at the age of 59.
Phil was born in Savannah on July 13, 1961. He attended Effingham County schools and was a 1979 graduate of Effingham County High School.
Phil began work at International Paper in 1979 and remained until 1999 to 2009. He also worked for Weyerhaeuser, Georgia Pacific and NFI Industries. Phil was a member of First Baptist Church of Springfield.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, George W. and Evelyn K Hatfield, and a niece, Crystal Rahn.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen Hatfield; mother, Virginia Hatfield; sisters, Kay Sandt (Dale) and Susan Yawn; nieces, Jennifer Rahn, Sabrina Westenbarger (Adam) and Greta Combs; nephews, Edwin "Bubba" Rahn and Patrick Yawn (Carrie); as well as several great nieces and great nephews.
A private memorial service will be observed by the family.
Remembrances may be sent to Celebrate Recovery.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel. 754-6421
Published in Effingham Herald from Oct. 21 to Nov. 3, 2020.