Edgar Ray Hatcher

January 6, 2011 • Obituaries


I was born May 22, 1934, in Gilmer, Texas. My father was Robert M. Hatcher and my mother was Laura Mae Norris Hatcher. I was one of seven children. My sibling’s names are Leonard, Grady, Javine, Aleta Jean, Sandra and Robert. I am preceded in death by both of my parents, two brothers: Leonard and Grady; and one sister: Javine.

I am survived by Aleta Jean Johnson and her husband, Bartus, of Daingerfield, Texas, Sandra Van Buren and husband, Jerry, of Clearwater, Fla., Robert Hatcher and his [auth] wife, Carolyn, of Powell, Wyo. I am also survived by my exwife, Anna B. Hatcher, of Roswell. I have three children: Edgar Ray Hatcher Jr., of Roswell, Dee Ann Kobbe of Farson, Wyo., and Robert Louis Hatcher of Roswell.

I have four grandchildren: Trinity Nalin Thomas, Alicia Renee Hatcher, Rebecca Pardo and Robert Louis Hatcher Jr. I also have seven great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. I married Anna B. Doyal in 1951 in Roswell. There, I worked numerous jobs and in 1960 I moved my family to Wyoming. There, I worked in the oil and gas fields, construction and business for myself for the next 12 years and then returned to Roswell. My wife and I divorced after 23 years of marriage.

I started a diesel mechanic business and in 1975, I went to Africa and drilled water wells in the Sahara Desert. Returning state side, I started my own business in Albuquerque, and various other ventures including storage units in Albuquerque and Belen. I retired in 1995 and moved to Conchas Lake. After years of smoking I was stricken with COPD, emphysema and asthma.

I have requested no services and cremation to take place. My cremains will be scattered over my mother’s grave in Roswell at South Park Cemetery. There will be no more “stories” and “only one” tale left to be told. Our father passed away from his diseases Dec. 29, 2010, in Tucumcari at Trigg Memorial Hospital after a brief stay there. He was cremated in Clovis, at High Plains Crematory.

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