Elias Hatfield, Jr., better known as either ‘Big E.’ or ‘Chappy’, age 54, of Bidwell, died Thursday September 6, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Born May 21, 1958, in Williamson, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Elias Hatfield, Sr. and Jane Mahon Hatfield of Bidwell. In addition to his father, Eli was preceded in death by an infant sister, Barbara Sue Hatfield.
Eli was a truck driver. He held memberships in the following organizations: Cheshire Masonic Lodge # 456, Vinton Masonic Lodge # 131, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Chapter 80, Grand Council of Royal Arch Masons Bosworth Council #46 and The Ohio Valley Commandary #24 Knights Templar. He was also a founding member and treasurer of the Ohio Valley CB Club.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Mahon Hatfield of Bidwell; his wife, Debbie Larson Hatfield, who he married on March 1, 1985; son, Elias (Shelly) Hatfield III of Bidwell; daughter, Brandi (Miles) Nicholson of McArthur; grandchildren, Elias Hatfield IV., Kaleb M. Hatfield, and Denver Ray Nicholson; sisters, Lois (Clarence) Barker of the Plains, and Glendine Johnson of Naples, FL; brother, Ronald (Marie) Hatfield of Mason; several nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Will Johnson; and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2012, in the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, with Pastor Robert Scott officiating. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Saturday from 4-8 p.m..
Masonic Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Elias Hatfield III, Bill Ray, Miles Nicholson, Will Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Brad Beaver, Dustin Beaver and Robert Roush.
Honorary pallbearers will be Elias Hatfield IV, Kaleb M. Hatfield and Denver Ray Nicholson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Shriner’s Hospitals or to the Gallipolis Shrine Club for their Tabloid Project.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.