Charles Hugh McHatton Jr., of Madill, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Marshall County Medical Center in Madill.
He was born Nov. 14, 1944, in Norman, to the late Charles McHatton Sr. and Clara Furbee McHatton. He was raised in Sulphur, where he graduated from the Sulphur High School in 1963. He attended the University of Oklahoma for two years, and joined the National Guard Army and served for 19 years.
In 1967, he moved to Madill, where he married Samoa Ann Baker on April 12, 1967. She preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2011. Charles worked as a pipeline inspector for 35 years for several different companies, and also hauled trailers for several companies in Madill. He was member of the First United Methodist Church in Madill, and he enjoyed computers, working in the yard, loved his work, barbecuing and making hot sauce.
He is survived by his children, Baker McHatton and wife Brenda, Mandy Clement and husband Greg, and Chuck McHatton, all of Madill, Kim Carson of New Orleans, Angie Kane of Los Angeles, and Lance Landram and wife Twila, Rogers, Ark.; grandchildren Jake, Caden and Cooper McHatton, Stefanie Hopkins, Scott, Hunter Jackson and Macci Clement, Ace McHatton, and Nicky and C. J. Landram; great-grandchildren Kyleigh, Reagan, Aubri and Landri Hopkins, and Luke and Leighton Clement; and sister Laura McHatton of California.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife and stepdad, Lonnie Worley.
Memorials may be made to the Victory Angel Foundation, 714 E. Main St., Tishomingo, OK 73460
Visitation was held Thursday. Services will be 10 a.m. today at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill., with Randy Kendrix officiating. Interment will be at the Woodberry-Forest Cemetery, Madill. Services are under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket bearers are Baker McHatton, Chuck McHatton, Greg Clement, Lance Landram, Scott Clement, Jackson Clement, Ace McHatton and Jake McHatton. Honorary bearers are Barclay Martin, Blake Smiley, Kenneth Muncrief, John Blanchard, Don Alexander and the Sulphur High School Class of 1963.