SUMTER - Fred L. Hatfield Sr., age 74, beloved husband of Dorothy Truesdale Hatfield, died on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.
Born in Camden, SC, he was a son of the late Mendall Hatfield and Mary Craft Hatfield.
Mr. Hatfield attended Wedgefield Baptist Church.
Fred received the Lord at an early age. In this relationship, Fred began an amazing journey that saw him become many things to countless people. He was a loyal husband and loving father and dedicated to his family until the Lord called him Home. He was a provider and protector to his family. He was kindhearted, selfless and giving to a fault. He was an avid golfer and loved His Carolina Gamecocks, Atlanta Braves and Elvis. He never met a stranger and was considered a friend by all who had the privilege of meeting and knowing him. Family and friendship was everything to him. That in a few words is our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Father In Law!
Surviving in addition to his wife are: one son, Fred L. Hatfield, Jr. of Sumter; two daughters, Debra Hatfield Converse of Bishopville and Machelle Hatfield Geddings and her husband John of Sumter; one brother, John Henry Cooper of Camden; one sister, Betty Hasty of Camden; six grandchildren, Lee Hatfield and his wife Misty, Amberly Osteen and her husband Eric, Shea Hatfield Stone and her husband Mike, Brooke Rogers and her husband Phil, Fawn Hughes and her husband Terry and Tristina Hatfield; ten great grandchildren; Rilee Hatfield, Braelynn Durham, Anna Hatfield, Seth Hughes, Zowie Hatfield, Ellie Stone, Kadin Durham, Wyatt Hughes, David-Izak Rogers and Brody Olsen.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hatfield was preceded in death by, one grandchild, Courtney Converse and two brothers, Carl Hatfield and Ralph Hatfield.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Wedgefield Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Goff officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 5-7 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association c/o Rilee Hatfield, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260-6604 or the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.