WATERFORD, MICH. - Robert D. “Bob” Hatley, 88, departed this life February 3, 2018. He was born on April 2, 1929 in Weona, Ark. to the late Sam and Vanna Sutton Hatley.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joe Ann Hatley; his parents; five brothers; two sisters and one granddaughter.
Bob was owner of Hatley’s Stump Removal Service for 50 years, member of the Drayton Plains Lions Club, Four Towns United Methodist Church, graduate of Marked Tree High School and a US Navy Veteran. He will be remembered as a very compassionate, kind, humble, hardworking man. He loved coming back to Arkansas where he enjoyed the farm and visiting with family and friends.
Bob is survived by his son, Kelly Hatley of Washington State; daughter, Shelle Hatley-Miles of Waterford; brother: Dennis Hatley of Memphis; two sisters, Betty Smith of Jonesboro and Norma Davis of Tenn.; two sister-in-laws, Marge Bradshaw of Nashville, Tenn. and Luddie Hatley of Marked Tree; two grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Services were private.