Mr. John Christopher "Chris" Hatley, 54, of Snowden Drive, Boaz, Alabama, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at UAB Medical Center.
Funeral service will be Friday, February 26, 2016, Two o'clock p.m. at McRae Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Aaron Johnson will be officiating. McRae Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday from noon until funeral time at the funeral home.
Mr. Hatley was born in Alabama on Nov. 19, 1961 to Johnny Preston & Helen Juanita Whitlock Hatley. He was a surveyor by profession and an avid music lover and musician.
Mr. Hatley is survived by his Mother: Helen Whitlock Sauls of Boaz, Brother: Marty Hatley of Sardis, Sister: Tina Jordan of Boaz Step-Brother: Ricky Sauls of Boaz and Uncles: Dan Whitlock of Boaz and Carl Whitlock of Lillian. He is preceded in death by his father: Johnny Preston Hatley.
To honor his wishes and his memory in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to support a scholarship for 2016 Boaz High School graduate, preferable a graduate who plans to study music at Snead State Community College. Make checks payable to: Boaz High School. Please include your phone number and driver's license number on you check. Checks can be mailed to Marty Hatley, 114 Gains Circle, Boaz, AL 35956 or given to Marty or Dan Whitlock. Donations should be received by April 1, 2016 so as to be presented to Boaz High School.
Contributions to the John Christopher Hatley Scholarship Fund are intended to honor Chris and to allow his legacy to live on through a 2016 BHS senior.