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Mr. Arthur Robert "A.R." Hatcher

Obituary for Mr. Arthur Robert "A.R." Hatcher

November 18, 1935 - December 17, 2020
Murray, Kentucky | Age 85


Arthur Robert "A.R." Hatcher, 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, December 17, 2020.

He was born November 18, 1935, in Hodgenville, Kentucky, to Henry Wilson and Mary Geneva Hatcher, who preceded him in death.

He graduated from Hodgenville High School and attended Western Kentucky University. He began his finance career with Time Finance Co. in Elizabethtown before moving to Benton as area manager. He was a past member of the Benton Kiwanis Club and the Murray Lions Club. In 1969, he accepted a position with the Bank of Murray as vice president, where he worked for 29 years before retiring in 1998.
He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and the Dannie Harrison Sunday school class. He served on various committees of the Oaks Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He also loved to play Pinochle at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Wilson Hatcher; as well as a sister, Jane Ann Hatcher.

Mr. Hatcher is survived by his wife, Melva Hatcher of Murray; a son, Brent Hatcher; daughter-in-law, Laurie Hatcher; three grandchildren, Cole Gentry, Samuel Lee and Emma Louise Hatcher, all of Crawfordsville, Indiana; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A public graveside service will be held on, Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Murray City Cemetery with Rev. Keith Inman and Rev. Boyd Smith officiating. Social distancing is encouraged while attending the graveside service. There will be a private family visitation held due to the current pandemic and government restrictions.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center, 607 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

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    Murray, KY 42071

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201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
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