Dennis Eugene Hatcher

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Dennis Eugene Hatcher born October 11, 1957 went to be with the Lord July 7, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Howell Hatcher Jr. and Lillian Mercer Hatcher; and his son-in-law, Allen Childs. Dennis is survived by his girlfriend, Margie Ford; two daughters, Keesha Childs, Courtney (Chris) Salem; one brother, Gene (Marilyn) Hatcher; two sisters, Pam (Maxwell) Williams, Ruth (Doug) Wombacher; Margie Ford’s children, Dixie Rountree and Alex Ford; thirteen grandchildren with one on the way; one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Dennis was a long-time employee of 20 years with M&W Construction. He helped build and remodel many businesses and homes in Jackson and surrounding counties. He loved having a garden that he could share with friends and the community. He was a lover of dogs and enjoyed training them. He loved farm animals, especially chickens. In his last few months of battling cancer, he especially enjoyed his three hens and “Red” his rooster. He even planted some potatoes, onions, squash, and collards during this period of time. He was always a determined man, especially these last few months as he tried to live a normal life through his sickness. Dennis was also an avid pool shark. He played as much as possible and loved teaching others how to play. Most of all, he enjoyed playing pool with his family and friends. To sum up his life he was a “Good Old Southern Boy” that loved his family and animals. In honor of Dennis, please wear your jeans, and leave your coats and ties at home. There will be a meal at Jims Restaurant in Marianna following the burial. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, July 11, 2022 at Emmanuel Holiness Church with Pastors Eva Howell and Mike Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Cypress Grove Assembly of God Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 9 AM until the time of service at Emmanuel Holiness Church.

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