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Garland S. Hatley

October 17, 1930 — August 14, 2021

Garland S. Hatley, 90, passed away on August 14, 2021, surrounded by his family at his home in Lampasas, Texas. He was born on October 17, 1930, in Lampasas, Texas to Richard and Emma Gardner Hatley. Garland grew up in Lampasas and after high school, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1950. He then began work for Mid-Texas Telephone Company in 1951 as a lineman and became wire-chief for the Copperas Cove, TX telephone exchange in 1959. He retired in 1985 and after retirement built a home on the family ranch in Lampasas and spent his days running the ranch and fishing along the Colorado River and on Lake Fork. Garland married Peggy Hatley in 1953 in Clovis, New Mexico. They were happily married for 68 years. Garland loved baseball and football, especially the Lampasas Badgers and Dallas Cowboys. Garland was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Emma Gardner Hatley; brothers, Don and Dale Hatley, and son, Donald Hatley. Garland is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy Hatley; his son, Ronald Hatley of Grapevine, Texas; daughter, Cherie Jacks and son Richard Hatley of Lampasas, Texas; his sister, Jean (Bob) Macy of Richardson, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty (Dale) Hatley; his grandchildren, Lynda Hatley of Grapevine, Texas, Hope (Michael) Kemper of Kingsville, Texas, Russell, Sarah, and Timothy Jacks of Lampasas, Texas, Brandon and John (JD) Hatley of Lampasas, Texas, James Barker and Rachel Sherrer of Lebanon, Missouri; his great-grandchildren, Addison, Bailey, Kyler Jacks, Levi and Presley Rivera of Lampasas, Texas, Greyson and Madelyn Kemper of Kingsville, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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