He was born in Hazard County, Kentucky on March 4, 1922 and was the son of Ben and Nancy (McPherson) Hatton. He came to the area at the age of 16 from Kentucky. On September 13, 1946, in Garrett he married Lenora Cobbs. She survives in LaOtto.
He retired from International Harvester as a truck operator after 30 years of service. He served his country as a tank driver in the United States Army during World War II. He served under General Patton in the Battle of The Bulge. He was also a farmer and a welder, loved to play cards, tinker in his garage, and work in his garden. He loved to tell good stories and spend time with his grandchildren.
Other survivors include three sons, Steve Hatton of Avilla, Delbert Hatton of LaOtto and Darrell Hatton of Garrett; three daughters, Karen Cordial of Huntertown, Sharon (Tim) Mueller of Hoagland, and Bonnie (Jerald) Myers of Avilla.
They also raised three grandchildren, Darla (Brian) Mueller Buckles of Avilla, Carl (Kat) Cordial of Avilla and Ella Cordial of Indianapolis. Also surviving are nine additional grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Hatton of New Haven and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, five sisters, and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Hatton were Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla Chapel with Pastor Thomas Dunbar officiating.
Burial was at Perry Township Cemetery in Huntertown. Military graveside services were conducted.
Please make memorials to the Provena Sacred Heart Home Activities Department.