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Harlan Ross Hatfield of Mannington departed this life Saturday (Oct 22, 2016) after a long battle with cancer. He was 78 years old.
Ross was the son of the late Forrest Hood and Elsie Murl Hatfield.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joann, whom he shared his life with for 53 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Carrie and husband Stuart Marchese; and son, Rodney and wife Lisa Hatfield; three sisters, Wanda Patterson, Linda and husband Jim Fluharty and Nancy and husband Robert McLaughlin; three grandchildren, Philip Marchese and Garrett and Heidi Hatfield; a very special aunt, Emma Unglesbee; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Kempy Jo and three brothers, Jack, Alan and Clayton.
Mr. Hatfield served in the United States Army 169th Infantry. He was a member of the Mannington A.F. and A.M. Lodge No. 31, Augusta Chapter No. 6 of Eastern Star and the Blue Lodge of Morgantown. Ross was a wonderful Christian man who loved the Lord. He attended the Mannington Church of Nazarene where he occasionally participated in the choir and sang special solos.
Ross was a self-made business man. He was a professional contractor and skilled carpenter who started his own company and was its president for more than 50 years. He mentored his youngest son, Rodney, from a young age, and Rod joined his dad in business as his partner in 1989.
Above all, Ross loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling with his wife. He was a devoted, loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The entire Hatfield family would like to extend their appreciation to the caring professionals of Amedisys Hospice who helped care for Ross during his illness.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor James Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at the Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery where the Mannington A.F. and A.M. Lodge No. 31 will conduct final services.
Online condolences may be left at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com
Published on October 25, 2016
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