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William H. Hatcher: March 18, 2018

MACON — William Harvey “Bill” Hatcher passed away on Sunday, March 18, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Hatcher was born on May 4, 1939, in Crisp County, Georgia. He grew up in Americus, Georgia, and was a graduate of Americus High School where he was a member of the football and baseball teams.

After high school he served in the Army National Guard and began his career with Marlette Coach Co. and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Mr. Hatcher spent most of his career with the Bowen Supply Co. in Americus.

Mr. Hatcher lived most of his life in Americus before moving to Macon upon retirement. He was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church.

He loved watching and attending University of Georgia football games, playing golf, and spending time with his family. He especially loved time spent with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in his flower garden, particularly tending to his daylilies.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Glenda Pollock Hatcher of Macon; children: Rita Doll (Chris) of Macon, Kim Durden of Macon, and Greg Hatcher (Diane) of Cary, North Carolina; grandchildren: Adam Doll, Will Doll, Emily Durden, Melanie Durden, Michael Durden, Jake Hatcher, and Nicholas Hatcher; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Nancy Hatcher of Covington, Georgia, Judy Brackin (Walter) of Pelham, Georgia, Kenneth Pollock (Virginia) of Newton, Georgia, Wayne Pollock of Macon, Vickie Workman (Andrew) of Panama City, Florida, and David Pollock of Sale City, Georgia; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert C. Hatcher Sr. and Louise Dillard Hatcher; sisters, Laverne Brinson and Dorothy Abear; and brother, Robert C. Hatcher Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Chapel of Ingleside Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Hudgins officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, main gate. The family will greet friends one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to one of the following organizations: The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research – www.lustgarten.org; The American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org  – 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201; Pine Point Hospice – pinepointehospice.org – 6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210.

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Hart’s at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.