Richard E. Hatchel

November 28, 1953 - January 9, 2022

Richard “Rick” E. Hatchel, 68, is out of pain now because he went to be with the Lord January 9, 2022.

He was born November 28, 1953, in Dallas, to J. E. and Sarah Hatchel. He graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1972. Following a stint in the Navy, Rick worked for Dalfort as an air frame and plant mechanic repairing airplanes. He attended Dallas College-North Lake Campus and earned an Associate Degree in telecommunications. He then spent 20 years at Southwestern Bell/AT&T, retiring in 2017. He was a member of Life Point Church in Plano. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Eloise Frayre Hatchel; sister Gayle Hatchel Triplett and husband Troy Lynn Triplett; step-mother Toni Hatchel; step-sister Teri Merrell; step-brothers John Merrell and Scott Merrell; niece Priscilla Paramo and family; and nephew Lee Kounas and family; and many cousins and friends. Because of his military service, Rick chose to be interred at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

A memorial service will be 4:OOpm, Monday, February 28, 2022 at Life Point Church, 4501 Hedgecoxe Rd., Plano, TX 75024.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Life Point Church in Plano. 

7 replies on “Richard E. Hatchel”

Jackie Bishop says:

I am so sorry about your loss. I know the sadness and lonely feelings. I lost my husband of 68 years of marriage on Oct. 20th. It will be 3 months in a few days. Praying for the family that you will know God’s strength and presence in a big way. Jackie Bishop 316 Terra Verde Lane

Toni Hatchel says:

So sorry we lost a dear son and is now with his Lord and Savior

Will miss him dearly.
Toni Hatchel.

Lisa Reed says:

Rick was such a fun and witty guy. Super smart and quick to laugh. I will miss him and all the stories. Rest in peace dear friend.

Debbie Armstrong says:

Eloise. Please know I am praying for you. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Cathy Buchanan says:

Eloise, my heart has been so sad for you on the loss of your precious husband. I was blessed to get to know him and he will always have a special place in my heart. Sending up lots of prayers as you transition to a life without your partner in crime. Love you dearly.

Cory says:

What a great heart. He was a blessing to us. His smile will be missed.

Glenda Morgan says:

Eloise, you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We will never forget your steadfast devotion and care for your Sweet Rick. God bless you, Noel & Glenda

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