David M. Hatton

November 02, 1954 ‒ October 23, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

David Hatton, age 64, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic.  He was born on November 2, 1954 in Biloxi, Mississippi the son of Julius “Ed” Hatton and Betty (Lamb) Hatton-Follett.  David was a 1972 graduate of Fredericktown High where he lettered 3 years in football and baseball and scored the first ever touchdown on the new high school football field.

David managed a roofing company out of state for many years but always kept in close contact with his family and friends in Fredericktown.  He was thrilled to retire and return home where he became an active member of the Fredericktown First Baptist Church where he had served as a Trustee and Deacon.   David was also an active member of Thrall Lodge #170 F&AM and Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star.

Besides his mother he is survived by his daughter, Brandy Hatton-Frahn; two grandchildren, Justin Sadler, Matthew Sharer; a great grandson, Gabe Sadler; a sister, Diane (Mark) Doup; step-brothers Brad (Patti) Follett, Mike (Nancy) Follett; nieces and nephews, Nick (Rachel) Doup, Aaron (Ashlie) Doup, Todd (Janet) Carter, Jennefer Saxour and Doug (Linda Blunt) Carter; several great nieces and nephews.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Hatton and a nephew, Robb Carter.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown, 22 E. Sandusky Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where a funeral service will be held on Monday beginning at 11 a.m.  There will be a Masonic and Eastern Star Service held at the end of calling hours on Sunday.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown or the charity of one’s choice.

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  • I am so sorry to hear that Dave has passed away. He was always friendly to me every time our paths crossed and greeted everyone with a great smile. Thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family…

  • Betty, Diane & family, There are no words to express what we are feeling. My love and prayers for you and may you find in comfort God’s arms! He has won the great race, celebrating with Jesus and Cathy there to greet him! I will miss him forever!

  • Rest In Peace, Dave. I know you will. You were such a kind soul and an all around nice guy. You will be missed.
    Debbie Reed Hawk
    FHS Class Of 1972

  • Rest in peace Dave, the pain is over and you are in the arms of the Lord. We are praying for your family.


  • We are so sorry for your loss, Diane and family, please know how loved your brother was — as a classmate, a great friend, and a Christian. He was a wonderful, kind soul, and a very good example! 🙏🏻❤️ Morgan and Marla (Schonauer) Dague

  • I am so sad to hear about Dave’s passing. He will always be remembered as having a smile on his face and a gentle heart. My sincere sympathies to all of Dave’s loved ones. May our heavenly Father give you peace and comfort.

  • To the Dave Hatton family,
    I got to know brother Dave first at Thrall Lodge, but better and more importantly four years ago when I had back surgery and we would run into him at the Hospital.He really went thru some tough times, but always was a very true Christian giving God all the Praise and Glory. Several time when we hadn’t run into each other for a while I would get a much appreciated phone call and we would talk for a long time mostly about our Savior and our families.Dave was such a humble Christian man that loved his Family, his Church and his Community.Patsy and I want to offer his Family our condolences. We are sure he is now in Heaven with his Heavenly Father, and rejoicing with his wife.
    He will certainly be missed.
    Patsy & Doug Brenneman

  • I wish all of Dave’s friends and family my feeling of sorrow for this loss. I was a friend, high school classmate and teammate with Dave on the Fredericktown football ball team from junior high through our graduation year of 1972. He and I played Indians in Annie Get Your Gun, back in high school. He helped my family bake hay and joined in the fun of pranks with me and others. I will very much miss my good friend, Dave Hatton.

  • Betty Diane,and family,
    You have my deepest sympathy. Dave came to Raymond’s funeral. I didn’t get a chance to talk to him, but I appreciated that very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish your fond memories.

  • May God help you all through this trying time and great loss. He is with God now and the peace and love surrounds him and all pain is lifted. Will miss our chats about the Buckeyes putting us on edge and he always had kind words every time we talked, May God Bless you Dave and be at peace ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻, Wendy

  • Love and hugs to Betty, Diane, and family…

    Dave was such a loving person. We met through OES Ann Hill #81. Quite quickly, Dave and I became close friends… we liked to refer to each other as “Little Brother and Big Sister”. I will always cherish our time together my Little Brother and will dearly miss your smiles and laughter. It was always a joy to visit the First Baptist Church and fellowship with Betty, Dave, and Kathy. My Dave sends his love too.

    God’s blessings to the family,
    Kathy and Dave

  • Dave and I rode the bus to school for years, he was always cutting up. His smile came from deep inside. He ran with a bunch of neighbors, whom loved to T.P. my parents home and many other crazy kid stuff. Never nothing harmful, just fun. Then in high school whatever I made in Home Ec he and other’s would eat it, and tease me about it. Dave, now that you are in your forever home sing and be with all God’s angels🙏🙏

  • Diane,
    I just found out about Dave as I am out of state right now. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will send comfort to you and your mom and to the entire family. I know Dave is now with his Heavenly Father and is waiting for the day when you will all be together again. You are in my prayers.
    Amy Koelbl

  • There are no words to fill the emptiness left by Dave’s passing. So glad we had the blessing of knowing him. Prayers go out to all family and friends. God bless.

    John and Mary Beutel

  • Dave was a sweet boy who grew into a kind & generous man. He was that special person who made you realize just how precious life is. When I recently lost my mom, who was there with a beautiful hug from Dave, his mother Betty. I will never forget that. Speaks volumes, doesn’t it. Love & much respect to a caring family. Susan Bird Eger

  • Betty, Diane and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. I could sure tell a lot of good stories about he and I. I considered him one of my best friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Dave, you was a good man.

  • Betty Diane and family lwas hoping and praying foyr a diffetent ending. Excuse typing. Call me for any thing you need. Dave eas a great person i will miss him.

  • Betty, Diane and family. It is with a heavy heart that I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. Dave was a kind person, a great classmate and teammate! As a true testament of Dave’s character, he will be missed by many people to include the entire class of 1972. I consider myself fortunate to have grown up with Dave and to have played football with him at Fredericktown. At the last class reunion, Dave and I had some great discussions and enjoyed our time together. You could always count on Dave, no matter what. I for one, will miss Dave, but know that he is in heaven and no longer in pain!
    Steve Moore

  • Betty, Diane and family. It is with a heavy heart that I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. Dave was a kind person, a great classmate and teammate! As a true testament of Dave’s character, he will be missed by many people to include the entire class of 1972. I consider myself fortunate to have grown up with Dave and to have played football with him at Fredericktown. At the last class reunion, Dave and I had some great discussions and enjoyed our time together. You could always count on Dave, no matter what. I for one, will miss Dave, but know that he is in heaven and no longer in pain.

  • Betty, Diane and families, so very sorry for the passing of Dave. You have our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Many blessings and prayers. Will not be attending calling hours, Fred is home bound and waiting for surgery. Will be in my prayers.

  • Betty, Diane and families, so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. Many blessing and prayers at this time of sorrow. Will not be attending calling hours, Fred is home bound at this time and waiting for surgery. Our deepest sympathy.

  • To Betty, Diane, and Family: Dave grew up in our neighborhood, and I don’t believe I ever knew a kinder soul. He weathered many storms recently and, this time, his words of ‘I win either way’ will be forever engraved in my mind. He was a true believer in Jesus Christ and eternal life. My sincere thoughts are with the family, as will be my prayers for strength and peace at this time.

  • Do you know how sometimes you meet someone and you think “that man knows Jesus.” Well, that was my first impression of Dave. He was the real deal, a light for Christ…with his smile and kindness, always time for a hello and no matter the pain he was in, he was all out to make people smile and give them hope. God gave us a gem. Family and Friends, praying peace, strength and hope over all of you.

  • Love this smiling picture! This is exactly how I remember him. I always enjoyed chatting with him wherever I met him. He was always pleasant and fun to be around. Missing you, Dave, more than you know. Hugs to his family.

  • Betty, Diane and Families, we are so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. There are no words that can help thru this time, just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.Love Mike and Marilyn

  • To a FRIEND I never met in person, but grew to know him thru a game called GOLF CLASH, from the clan THUNDER CHICKENS! I grew up in Westerville, now in south Florida. He welcomed me with open arms as a friend and conversed thru the chat board,
    He shared his wife’s (Kathy) illness, and loss of his wife, prayed for the both of them and their family and friends. Words can not describe how we all feel.
    As a true born and raised BUCKEYE!
    We love you Dave and I will deeply miss your chats on Golf Clash! CLUCK,CLUCK,CLUCK!
    Hobie and Susan Hill

  • Betty and family, I am so so sorry about Dave. I have known him since he was a little guy, so kind and good hearted, he was one of my brothers, Jerry Steele’s best friends! Love to you all!

  • To the Family of Dave! So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing! You have our Deepest Sympathy. Thinking of you all!

  • In reading all of the above Condolences they certainly sum up everything there is to say about one true Christian Man. Loved you, Dave Hatton and you will be missed by so many but so glad you are no longer suffering. We will be there to honor one of your last wishes with the horses. God Bless your family.

  • To a Friend:
    Betty and I only Knew him briefly, but it was a welcome short time. We grew to know him.He seemed to give his all to everyone who was blessed to be part of his life. He will be deeply missed by all. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

  • Warmest condolences. The Hatton family lived at Knox Lake, as did the Blakelys. We rode the same bus in school. Rode bikes on the same roads by the spillway. Dave was always a kind person.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a good and kind man and our world is poorer because we have lost him. I am heartened to know and hope his family finds comfort in knowing that he is safe with Jesus and more alive than ever. We can all look forward to that great reunion.

  • When I would visit my home church, The First Baptist Church in Fred, Dave would always greet me with a big hug. When my 2 sisters Becky and Nancy passed then both my parents, Dave was there with that wonderful smile to let us know how much he cared about our family. God allows people to cross our paths if life and I’m so grateful our paths crossed. You could see how important Christ was in his life. So Dave I could hear God saying to u good and faithful servant enter into your heavenly home. So to Dave”s family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you all of you.

  • Dearest Betty and Diane,
    I always think of Dave with a smile on his face and a kind word for those around him. Fredericktown High School had many great people, they went on to make a difference in the lives of others. Dave was one of those who shared his big heart and
    kindness with all he knew. I think to when I last spoke with him, in the hospital,
    he was so full of life and told me he was going to give it his all to beat the cancer. He did, we are so blessed to have known him and may we choose to be a little more like
    him as we pass through this life. May God hold him in his mighty arms of love.
    Janenne Burgett

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Mr Hatton’s passing. He was always such a kind person and I enjoyed chatting with him.

  • Dear Betty, Diane & family,
    Our hearts are broken with the loss of Dave. He will always have a special place in our hearts. We are so sorry we can not be there with you to honor and celebrate his life. We will be with you in prayers, thoughts and spirit.
    Dave was a kind and good hearted man. We were blessed being able to spend time with both of you this summer. Both of you are a true testament of Love of Christ and others, nothing proved that more than two years ago when we came to visit and Louie was in the hospital, Betty, you were the first to visit him and Dave came every day to check on him even though we had not seen each other in years. His wonderful smile made us feel happy and loved. You will be sorely missed Dave, we Love you. You did win Dave, your place in the arms of our Lord, being out of pain and rejoicing with Angels.
    God Bless you Betty and the family with Love, Peace and Comfort during this difficult time.

  • Betty, Diane and family, We were so broken hearted to hear that Dave had passed. He was such a sweet guy. Loved his smile and laugh, he such a good heart and loved to play poker, We will have such sweet memories of Dave. I know words cannot express the heartbroken that you and your families are going through time, but Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. May God bless you and your families.

  • We have all lost such a good friend in our life. Dave had many friends and he was a good friend to me. We lived, separated by many miles, so I did not see him often, but spoke to him or texted him nearly every day. I will miss him now but will always have him as my friend. We trust he has taken his place in heaven in the presence of our Lord Jesus and I look forward to the day when we are reunited there. May God give comfort and peace to Betty, Diane , Brandy and the rest of the family. Love in Christ

  • To Dave’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated with Dave. In school he was a great guy who always had a smile on his face. I can’t remember exactly the last time I saw him, but it was in a parking lot in Mount Vernon. The first thing he did was give me a big hug. He told me he was having some health problems, but was still smiling. I was so glad I saw him that day. He certainly will be missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Betty and family…
    Mac and I were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. While we never got to know him,
    we knew a lot about him and followed his life and career over the years. You should be very proud of the man he became and the life he lived.
    Know that even though we are far away in miles and are unable to be with you, our hearts are with you and we grieve for you and the rest of the family.