1945 - 2016 (70 years)
|Charles Edward HATTAWAY
|11 Nov 1945
|Macon, Bib County, Georgia
|9 Aug 2016
|Macon, Bib County, Georgia
|12 Aug 2016
|Glen Haven Memorial Gardens
- Charles "Chuck" or "Skippy" Edward Hattaway - Chuck was born and lived his entire life in Macon, GA. After a courageous 12 year battle with cancer, Chuck passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family/friends. Friends and family are invited to attend the celebration of Chuck?s life with full military honors on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:00AM at Hart?s Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, Macon GA 31210. Chuck?s Pastor and friend of over 16 years, Dr. Charles Michael Blizzard, will officiate. Interment will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, in the Veteran?s Section. Visitation will be held from 6 ? 8 pm, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Hart?s at the Cupola.
Chuck attended Virgil Powers Grammar School. He was a very active member of the Boys Club of Macon. He served as Sheriff for A Day and was briefed by then Lt Governor Walt Whitman as part of the annual Optimist International Youth Appreciation Week. He participated in many activities at the Boys Club placing 2nd in the Ping Pong Tournament. Chuck graduated from Lanier High School. After two years of service in the US Army (during the Vietnam Era) he worked as a Yard Clerk at Norfolk Southern Railway.
Chuck loved children and baseball; therefore, it was natural that he started coaching Little League early in his life. He coached while at Fort Knox Army base; he coached many years at Western Little League and South Macon Boy?s Baseball. If he ever found out a boy or girl could not play because their parents could not afford to pay the entry fee, he always made sure the child did get to play. He also loved bowling and participated in many leagues and many tournaments. He carried a 200+ average most of the time; but, his love was the many friends he had at the bowling centers. During the last few years, when able he loved attending the Macon Mayhem Hockey Games. A special thanks Milton McBryant and Mike Mathes who made that possible.
Chuck loved working in his shop. He made so many Christmas Yard Art pieces that it took two days to arrange the display each year. He also loved having the open house each year so that family and friends could enjoy the yard art (especially the life size sleigh) and the Fellowship. Chuck touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity. Over the years, he made over 300 rocking chairs for babies and toddlers. Each chair was made with love and precision that only Chuck?s touch could achieve. The family is asking if he made a chair for you or someone in your family, please bring a picture of the child with the chair to the visitation to be added to a special board furnished for the occasion.
Chuck was a member of Second Baptist Church of Macon from early childhood until March 2000 when he moved his membership to Cornerstone Baptist Church. From the time Chuck joined Cornerstone, his love for Jesus grew more and more. One of his favorite passages was what Chuck referred to as the Lord?s Prayer (when Jesus prayed for himself, the disciples and the believers) ? John 17. He became active in many ways from cooking chicken on the grill (he helped design the grill), teaching Sunday school, filling-in when the Pastor had to be out and providing a sermon, assisting in funeral services, and serving as Vice-Chair of the Deacons. He loved to teach about Jesus. He painted walls, help build a deck, help raise money for special projects and benevolence issues as they came up. His family grew to include the church members and friends of Cornerstone. He loved his Savior, his church, his Pastor, and he loved each of the members dearly. And lest we forget, the ladies of church that his wife fondly referred to as his ?harem?. What a fun time he and those special ladies have had!!!
He was one of three children born to the late Charlie and Leola Hattaway. Chuck will forever be remembered by his wife of over 48 years, Gaye Chafin Hattaway; his children, whom he loved unconditionally, Tracy (Connie) Hattaway and Lisa (Joe) Seagraves, his heart and pride was his treasured granddaughters Bailey and Hunter Hattaway and Alli Mathes; his sisters Charleene Kitchens and Sandra (Ralph) Strong; his niece Terri Brown; his step-grandchildren Haylee (Jon) Lenz, Jesse (Tara) Law, Brett (Kaitlyn) Seagraves, Brandon Seagraves, step-great grandchildren Blake Law, Bella Lenz, Vivian Law and Macy Seagraves, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Cornerstone at the Cupola, P O Box 26489, Macon, GA 31221. The family would like to thank the Patriot Guard Riders of Georgia, the Military Honor Guard, Pine Pointe Hospice, DLA Group Hug, and family and friends who supported them during the last months of his life. Honorary Pall bearers are the deacons of Cornerstone Baptist Church. We are praising God for Chuck?s life and that he is now healed and living with his Lord and Savior.
Register at www.hartsmort.com.
Hart?s Mortuary at the Cupola has charge of the arrangements.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hart's at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, Georgia 31210
|Johnson & Hanson
|12 Aug 2016