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Jack Albert Hatfield, 78, of Greenville, died Saturday evening, April 19, 2014, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.
He was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Spokane, Wash., the son of Richard and Edna Hatfield.
Jack sold automobiles for most of his career, coming to Greenville to work for Barney Everett and later working at Vitoâ€™s and Jeff Branch motor sales.
He was an active volunteer, and especially liked volunteering for the food bank.
He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He took pride in mowing his yard and maintaining an immaculate lawn. He enjoyed watching the wildlife on the Hatfield property, including deer, turkey, crane and geese.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dick Hatfield. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy; children, Kevin Chaffins of Greenville, Larry Chaffins of Greenville, and Melissa (Mike) Burdette of Lincoln; two grandsons; one granddaughter; brothers, Don (Lois) Hatfield of Columbia City, and Steve (Norma) Hatfield of Columbia City; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, with Rev. William L. Overton officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in East Montcalm Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jackâ€™s memory may be given to the Humane Society of West Michigan of to the Wounded Warrior Project, and messages of condolence may be sent via www.hurstfuneralhome.com.