Condolences for Dale Royce Hatcher

Brian C Stump posted on 12/17/20

Co worker @Surface Technologies Corp Godspeed my Friend


Susan Sumnick posted on 12/17/20

Dee, We are going to miss your smiling face in church. You have been my grand daughter's hero since you told her about having to drink from the colored only drinking fountains at Camp Lejuene. I understand you will be moving to Yorktown. Know your VBCC friends will miss you and Dale, but we wish you the best. Carol, I know this means you are almost out of family members of our generation. Take care and know we would have been at the service had not Covid been a factor


Terry and Debbie Rich posted on 12/14/20

Our sincere, heart-felt sympathy goes to you, Dale's family. It was my privilege to work with Dale on board the USS Spiegel Grove, and to get to see him in recent years through the reunion association. Dale Hatcher was not only positive, dependable and reliable, but was one of the most wonderful human beings I have known. We will join him someday in Heaven!


Mike and Mary Lou Graham posted on 12/14/20

RIP Chief. You were my first CPO when I came aboard the USS SPIEGEL GROVE. You sent me to school and you had an immeasurable influence on me and my career in the Navy. I will ever be indebted. In recent years we rekindled our friendship as members of the Reunion Association. More good times and wonderful memories. My heart goes out to you family during this time. Dale, Chief, I will miss you.


Jim Thurston posted on 12/14/20

My Chief from 1970-1972. A great Chief ans a great friend. Fair winds Chief. To Chief's family, I'm so sad for your loss.


Kay posted on 12/14/20

Dale and Dee came to Texas as often as they could to visit his mother and other family members . I always enjoyed hearing his funny stories he had to tell. I always will remember his soft slow H a l l o (for hello) when I would call him by phone. I was adopted into this family of his Texas relative. Such a blessing to know and love this family. I'll miss seeing him and Dee in Texas !


Terry & Perry Deglandon posted on 12/13/20

De, we have missed you and Dale over the last year in church. Always enjoyed your smiles, warmth and that strong hand shake from Dale. Our prayers are with you and your family.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 12/13/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Dale Royce Hatcher, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Dale Royce Hatcher, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Angie Lattimore posted on 12/13/20

Our condolences to the entire family for your loss. Dale was such a great dad, husband, neighbor. He would give you the coat off of his back and was sooo helpful to my mom through the years. May he rest in peaceful eternity with his son and other family members who pre-deceased him. Prayers that you relish in all of the beautiful memories made with him.


Kimberly Voight posted on 12/12/20

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dale was a wonderful person, I know he will be sorely missed. Blessings and prayers to the family.


Pat Martin posted on 12/12/20

I met Dale many years ago. He worked on non-skid projects for the Navy with my husband Michael. Dale was one of the nicest men I was fortunate to meet. I never saw him without a smile on his face and a kind word to say. Well, he and Michael are together now in heaven talking about the wonderful old times they had together. My sincere condolences to Dee and family. Love, Pat


Cynthia Harty, PN1(SW), USN Ret. posted on 12/12/20

Dale was my Master Chief! His amazing ability to supervise me by allowing me to lead was amazing. He contributed his wisdom when I most needed it in my life. He was my leader, my hero, and my friend. I will remember him always. ⚓️


Thomas Blei posted on 12/12/20

Dale hired me in 1992 and l started my 25 year career with Surface Technologies. He was an awesome Boss and will truly be missed.


SUÉ Jessee posted on 12/12/20

I was so proud to be their next door neighbor. He loved my daughters unconditionally and they loved him. He was a great man!


Karen F Ashley posted on 12/12/20

I was fortunate enough to be considered an extended member of the Hatcher family and to be loved my this man who I call Dad Hatcher. Thank you for sharing your love with me. You will truly be missed


Andrea DeMarco posted on 12/12/20

What an honor to have known Dale and his beautiful family even if for a short time. Just knowing him for these last few weeks was the highlight of my nursing career. He had a heart of gold and was truly a good and honorable man of God. I look forward to seeing him again one day in heaven. They don’t make men like you any more Dale! (I’ve looked!) Enjoy your reward in heaven from a life well lived! You are free❤️