Services celebrating the life of Gary Norris Hatcher will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
Officiating will be Ben Brewster, Minister of Airline Drive Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Plain Dealing. The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Gary was preceded in death by his birth mother, Betty Norris Hatcher; grandparents, Harmon Aubrey Norris and Eva Slack Norris, Lewis Curtis Hatcher and Edna Hatcher Newton, Elvie Reece Hardcastle and Bertha Lee Lowe Hardcastle; and brother-in-law, Ralph Everett Payne.
Left to cherish his precious memories are his parents, Dr. Weldon Hatcher and Joyce Hardcastle Hatcher of Ridgeland, Mississippi; sister, Donna Hatcher Payne of Minden; brother, Jim Hatcher of Plain Dealing; nieces, Ashley Payne Davis, Catherine Payne and Laura Payne; aunt, Esther Hatcher Smith; and many friends.
Gary was born June 12, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He went to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 21, 2013 in Shreveport.
He was a longtime member of Airline Church of Christ in Bossier City and also attended and was employed by University Church of Christ in Shreveport. He had a more than 30-year career in retail management and relished the “customer service” aspect.
Gary enjoyed spending time with his church family, playing and caring for many animal friends and listening to and singing religious and other types of music. He loved watching and attending many sporting events, especially football, and was a longtime Saints fan. Gary was a gentle and kind soul and was giving to all. Even in death, he chose to be an organ and tissue donor and is a “hero” to many by giving the gift of life. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.
Gary’s family would like to thank all of his friends, the staff at Willis-Knighton Pierremont, and LOPA for their loving care and compassion shown to him and our family. They ask that memorial gifts in lieu of flowers be sent to Bossier Kids, 2125 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111 (741-1934).