Jerry D. Hatton, 67, of Cedar Crest Drive, Columbus, died at 4:23 A.M. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve & U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was employed by Cummins Engine Company for 37 years, retiring in 2002. Jerry attended First Church of the Nazarene in Seymour, and was a member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge #146 F&AM in Seymour, the Loyal order of the Moose Lodge #398, and the American Legion. He loved NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, and enjoyed going to the races every year with his buddies. Jerry loved all his four legged canine kids, especially Torie Ann.
Jerry was born February 19, 1945, the son of Eva Hatton McCain and Howard Hatton.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Poisel Hatton; children Chad (Angie) Hatton of Seymour, Derek Hatton of Columbus, Melissa (Mike) Smith of Columbus, Marc (Patty) Smith of Nashville, Indiana, Michelle (Jim) Williams, Chad (Crystal) Smith all of Columbus, Brooke Kroger of Columbus, Jeff (Barb) Hatton of Greensburg, Mike (Melissa) Hatton of Columbus; 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; siblings Bill Hatton of Columbus, Robert (Judy) Hatton of Seymour, Linda (Don) Russell of Seymour, sister-in-law Linda Hatton of Seymour; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Kayleigh; a twin brother Larry Hatton who died in 2010, and a sister-in-law Sandy Hatton.
SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
VISITATION: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Flat Rock Baptist Cemtery
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Bartholomew County Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice