Born July 2, 1939, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Taylor and Mate Farley Hatfield. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Ance Hatfield.
James, who was also known as “Bubbles” by most of his former co-workers, was a retired mechanic. He attended the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Gail McCoy Hatfield; sons, Jeff Hatfield, Joe (Sheila) Hatfield and Zan Maynard, of Delbarton, Kenny Hatfield of Sidney, Ky., and Lewis (Vicki) Maynard of Inez, Ky.; daughters, Polly (Rola) Sedelbauer of Monroe, Mich., Pamela (Lynn) Davenport of Maryland Heights, Md., Jamie (James) Deskins of Breeden and Joyce (Leonard) Lucas of Lenore; brothers, Walker Hatfield of Belpre, Ohio, Eddie Hatfield of Lenore, Halcey Hatfield of Elk Creek, and Emmitt of Ashland, K.y; sisters, Mercedes Jordan of Perkinston, Mich., and Linda Thacker of Ravena, Ky.; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 13, at the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Smith Officiating. Burial will follow in the Evans Cemetery at Laurel Creek.
Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. Saturday at the church.
His sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences can be left at www.chafinfuneralhome.com