Harold H. Hatten, Sr., age 93, of Gallipolis and formerly of Jackson, passed away in Gallipolis on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. He was born in Jackson, Ohio on July 31, 1925 to the late Art and Mabel (Blair) Hatten.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty D. Hatten; a son, Ronnie Hatten; and daughters-in-law, Debbie Hatten, Helen Hatten and Linda Hatten.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Hatten; sons: Harold H. Hatten, Jr. (Madeline) and Gary Hatten, Sr.; daughter, Pam Presley (Danny); and step-children: Charlie Pugh, Brenda King, Martha Smith, Lisa Blair, Peggy Musser and Judy Pugh. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Harold was a veteran of the United States Army. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was awarded four Bronze Stars. He retired from the Goodyear Atomic Plant where he worked as an analyst. He was a devoutly religious man and loved God. Over the years he thoroughly enjoyed working with various youth groups through scouting and church.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Vermillion officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery with military services by Jackson Chapter 45 Disabled American Veterans. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are by the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences can be sent to www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com