David Barton Hatcher, 74, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away on November 28, 2023 peacefully in his home.
He was the son of the late Eulas B. Hatcher and Mary Toomey Hatcher. David was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U. S. Army as a Combat Engineer with the 92nd Batt and 237th Batt. He retired from the Federal Service at Mammoth Cave National Park where he was a Small Craft Operator. He also worked as a USDA Tobacco Grader, Fruits and Vegetable Inspector, Grain Inspector and Meat Inspector. He was a North Warren High School graduate, Class of 1967 and played baseball, football and a standout basketball player. He is listed as honorable mention several times in the KY High School Basketball Encyclopedia (1916-2023). He attended WKU on a basketball scholarship 1967-68. He was a Boy Scout where he earned his God and Country Award. His hobbies included fishing, camping, storytelling, attending auctions, collecting unusual antiques and lighters, and spending time with friends and family.
David is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Susan Elrod Hatcher; two sons, Michael D. Hatcher (Corey) of Pewee Valley, KY and Richard M. Hatcher of Scottsville, KY; two grandchildren, Luke Hatcher of Pewee Valley, KY and Daisy Hatcher of Scottsville, KY. One brother, John Hatcher (Linda) of Mt. Pleasant, TN; two nephews, Joshua and Benjamin Hatcher of Mt. Pleasant, TN.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel with burial in Smiths Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2-7 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family request expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to T.J. Samson Hospice and mailed to T.J.Community Mission Foundation, 1301 N. Race Street, Glasgow, KY 42141 or online at tjregisteredhealth.org/foundation