Hatcher, Jonathan Patrick
Jonathan “Patrick” Hatcher was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on October 15, 1970. On Friday, July 26, 2019, Patrick went home to be with Jesus, and finally got to meet some of his personal heroes, such as 80’s musicians, Star Wars characters, Steve Jobs, C.S. Lewis, and other influential authors. Also there to greet him with warm hugs were his grandparents and other family members that loved him dearly.
Here still to remember him are his six children, Lauren, Rachel, Caleb, Silas, Jackson, and Griffin, one soon-to-be son-in-law, Lucas Trovato, his three siblings, Tammy Turkett (Herb), Steve Hatcher (Catherine), and Chris Hatcher (Dreama), his parents Wilma and Chad Hatcher, his twelve nieces and nephews, twelve great nieces and nephews, the mother of his children and co-parent, Jennifer Abel, his dog, Charlie, and many more loving family and friends whom he impacted greatly.
Patrick attended King College for his undergraduate degree, and then attended Radford University where he earned his Masters in English with a concentration in technical writing. For the past seven-and-a-half years, he has resided in Christiansburg, Virginia with his children and dog where he has worked as a Training Guru and Storyteller for Qualtrax Inc. in Blacksburg, Virginia.
He was known for his relationship with Jesus and demonstrated that through his service in his church and community, with a missions organization in Florida for four years, and on many missions trips to other countries and in the United States.
Fun Facts about Patrick:
-Traveled to all 50 states as of 2019.
-Visited 20 countries, 5 continents, and 1 planet (Earth).
-Loved sharing game and movie nights with his kids.
-Was an avid hiker, camper, and explorer.
-Enjoyed playing, coaching, and watching soccer.
-Was known for always having a skateboard in his hand throughout high school.
-Was a lifelong Star Wars enthusiast, collector, and trivia expert.
-Rooted for Duke basketball on game days.
-Enjoyed having people ask him about his llama.
-Loved finding bargains at every thrift store, yard sale, and flea market he visited, and always shared these finds with others in the most generous way possible.
-Enjoyed annual hunting trips with family and friends, and eventually shared this tradition with his sons.
-Enjoyed Sunday afternoon NASCAR races from both the track and his living room, and was sad to see his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon – number 24 – retire.
-Loved coffee and his mug collection.
-Knew every 80’s song along with every artist and lyric, and often quizzed those around him on their music knowledge.
-Loved playing guitar and shared his talent with his family.
-Had a joke, pun, or practical joke ready for every situation.
-Had an endless list of favorite TV shows, movies, songs, and books.
-Was an avid reader, learner, and teacher.
-Played an integral role in every church he attended.
A visitation will be held in Patrick’s honor at Belmont Christian Church in Christiansburg, Virginia on Saturday, August 3 at 12 p.m. and will be followed by a service at 2 p.m. There will be a reception to celebrate his life following the service for all that wish to attend.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to contribute to Patrick’s memory can donate to the thing he loved the most, his children. An Education Fund has been set up in his honor at Skyline National Bank to help his kids pay for education post-high school. For more details, contact the bank directly or the family at email@example.com.
Bank Address: 2145 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Bank Website: https://www.skylinenationalbank.bank/