Mr. Donnie L. Hatcher Obituary in Valley Alabama at Davis Memorial Mortuary
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Mr. Donnie L. Hatcher

02/15/1953 - 07/21/2022

Obituary For Mr. Donnie L. Hatcher

Mr. Donnie L. Hatcher, a resident of Montgomery, AL, native of Orrville, AL, and former resident of Tuskegee, AL, died Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Bethany House Hospice, Auburn, AL.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) from John The Baptist Church, 1501 County Road 122, Orrville, AL with Pastor Curtis Williams officiating.

Interment will follow in John The Baptist Memorial Gardens, Orrville, AL. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley, AL directing.

Public Viewings are scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (CST) at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel 305 W. F. Burns Drive, Valley, AL, and from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (CST) at Rising Star Baptist Church, 2603 Macon County Road 53, Tuskegee, AL 36083.

Mr. Hatcher will lie in repose at John The Baptist Church one hour prior to funeral services.

Mr. Donnie Leon Hatcher was born February 15, 1953, to the parentage of Mr. Earnest and Mrs. Gertrude McElroy Hatcher, Sr. in Orrville, Alabama. Donnie confessed Christ at an early age and joined John the Baptist Church in Orrville. At the time of his death, he was a dedicated member of Rising Star Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama, where he served as the musician and often fellowshipped with New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

He received his primary and secondary education in the Dallas County School System, graduating in 1971 from Keith High School. He then matriculated at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Tuskegee, Alabama, graduating in 1975 with the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He furthered his education and received his Master’s degree from Tuskegee in 1977 in the area of Supervision and Administration.

Donnie began his teaching career as an Instructor at Southern Vocational Junior College in Tuskegee, and continued as an educator in the Macon County, Alabama Public School System which spanned over 30 years. He taught Science at Notasulga High School in Notasulga, Alabama, and retired in the position of Registrar at Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee. During his tenure at Notasulga High School, he served as the Junior Class Sponsor and the Advisor for the Junior/Senior Prom. After retirement, Donnie was a member and Treasurer of the Macon County Retired Teachers Association. He enjoyed traveling and coordinated many fun and exciting chartered bus trips and cruises for the retired teachers association, as well as for fans of his beloved alma mater—TU to numerous football games.

Donnie had a love for music and was a gifted musician. He played the trumpet in his high school marching band and also played the piano and organ. He served as musician for several churches, the Tuskegee V. A. Medical Center Sunday morning worship service and for McKenzie’s Funeral Home in Tuskegee. He was also a gifted vocalist—singing in his high school choir, the Tuskegee Institute Choir, the Tuskegee Institute Traveling Choir, and the Tuskegee Community Male Chorus.

He also loved cooking and sharing his delicious dishes and desserts. He looked forward to preparing foods for special church functions, school activities and for family and friends. The elegant art of calligraphy was another one of his many talents. He was often asked to address special invitations such as weddings, graduations, birthday celebrations, and showers. He was a selfless, generous person who would help anyone he could. His laughter was contagious.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews, Isaac W. Hatcher and Gregory L. Perry. Donnie L. Hatcher transitioned on the morning of Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Donnie leaves to cherish loving memories: one sister, Nellie J. Hatcher, Selma, Alabama; two brothers, Earnest Hatcher, Jr., Show Low, Arizona and Tony (Velinda) Hatcher, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; one uncle, Eugene (Rosie) Hatcher, Orrville, Alabama; one aunt, Lula Mae Hatcher (wife of the late Charlie Hatcher), Selma, Alabama; devoted nieces, Janice (Anthony) Harrison, Ft. Washington, Maryland, Debra Hatcher, Griffin, Georgia and, Ernestine Perry, Selma, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other loving relatives and many loving friends.

Funeral Services by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.

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Services

28
Jul

Public Viewing

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Davis Memorial Mortuary
305 W. F. Burns Drive
Valley Alabama, AL 36854
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28
Jul

Public Viewing

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Rising Star Baptist Church
2603 Macon County Road 53
Tuskegee, AL 36083
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29
Jul

Funeral Service

1:00 PM
John The Baptist Church
1501 County Road 122
Orrville, AL
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Table Arrangements
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Sweet Moments
$74.95
Beautiful Dreams
$84.95
The Sweetest Touch
$79.95
Ocean Devotion
$79.95
Precious Heart Bouquet
$84.95
America the Beautiful
$74.95
Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement
$129.95
Pastel Harmony
$89.95
Heavenly & Harmony
$84.95
Sweet Tranquility Basket
$89.95
Stylish Garden
$134.95
Golden Days Basket
$79.95
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Flowers are delivered by the preferred local florist of Davis Memorial Mortuary.
For Customer Service please call: 1-888-610-8262

 

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