Paul Hatchette

Hamilton County

Paul Jones "P. J." Hatchette, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2013 surrounded by family members. He was born July 8, 1938 in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late Altonia and Paul Hatchette. He was a graduate of Spartanburg Junior College (now Spartanburg Methodist College) and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S Degree. He was active for many years with Southern Credit Union, holding several offices including President and Board Member. Mr. Hatchette was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 29 years of service. He also served in the United States Army National Guard. He always had a smile, a compliment, and kind word for everyone. His sisters, Betty Fowler, and Frances Johnson preceded him in death.Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Priscilla Jane Hatchette; daughter, Lisa (John) Jenkins; his much loved granddaughter, Andrea Jenkins, of Knoxville; step-grandsons, John (Laura) Jenkins III and Wade (Tracy) Jenkins; great-granddaughters, Adalynne, Hanna, and Chloe; brother, Charles M. Hatchette and sister, Martha Ann Lister both of Spartanburg, S.C.; and many loved nieces, nephews, and friends.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be the Norfolk Southern Railway employees and retirees and the Southern Credit Union Employees. Memorial contributions may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.Please share your thoughts and memories at

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