Lester F. Hatfield, 75, of South Salem, died Sunday morning, July 8, 2018 at Edgewood Manor in Greenfield. He was born September 8, 1942 in Bainbridge, the son of the late William R. and Victoria Stedem Hatfield. On September 26, 1964 he married the former Nancy Johnson who survives.
Other survivors include his children; Krishna Hatfield of Bainbridge, William “Will” (Becky) Hatfield of South Salem, Joshua (Spanky) Corcoran of Chillicothe, seven grandchildren; Lesley Scaggs, Lacy Spurlock, Todd Routte, Levi Minney, Willy Wheaton, Felicia Steele and Jonsea Hatfield, eleven great-grandchildren; Lester, Kendall and Ava Corcoran, Ledger and Dax Scaggs, Maycee Lawhorn, Laylee and Oaklee Blevins, Nelli and Carlie Minney and Addison Martindale, three sisters; Carol (Jeff) Swift of Ocean Springs, MS, Hester Hatfield of South Salem, Joy (Fred) Ebersole of Andover, OH, two brothers; Jim (Elaine) Hatfield of Greenfield and Dean (Marsha) Hatfield of South Salem. He was preceded in death by one brother; Bill Hatfield.
Lester was a graduate of Paint Valley High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1983 as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. He was a member of the Bainbridge American Legion.
A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 in the SMITH-MOORE-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Bainbridge. Family and friends may visit with Lester’s family from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Cremation will follow, and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in Twin Township Cemetery in Bourneville where military honors will be accorded by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard.