February 26th, 1947 - March 10th, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of James Roy Hattaway, who peacefully departed from us on March 10, 2024, at the age of 77. James, born on February 26, 1947, graced the lives of many with his kindness, wisdom, and unwavering dedication.

James held a profound love for nature, finding solace in the tranquility of fishing and the thrill of hunting. His adventurous spirit and appreciation for life’s simple pleasures were evident in his every pursuit.

Having served his country with honor and distinction, James devoted 24 years of his life to the United States Navy, specializing in aircraft maintenance. His commitment to excellence and tireless work ethic garnered the respect and admiration of colleagues and superiors alike.

Following his illustrious naval career, James embarked on a new chapter in civil service, spending 23 years as an instructor, imparting his vast knowledge and expertise in aviation corrosion control. His dedication to shaping the next generation of professionals left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of learning from him.

James leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion, cherished by his beloved spouse, Mutsuko Hattaway, his adoring children, Donald James Hattaway, Richard Alan Hattaway, and Christine Pereau, as well as his loving grandchildren: Michael Rutt, Timothy Hattaway, Johnathan Hattaway, Christian Hattaway, Colin Hattaway, and Taelor Anderson. His memory will forever be treasured by family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know him.

As we honor James’s life, let us find solace in the memories we shared and the lessons he imparted. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will endure in the hearts of those he touched, serving as a guiding light for generations to come.

Rest in peace, James Roy Hattaway. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

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Peggy Wilson
April 22, 2024 12:02 am

One of my favorite memories is when I was a pre-teen in Louisiana we used to take notes from girls on our school bus. His expressions was ones of annoyance. He also thought little sisters were annoying and giving him the messages to didn’t help his opinion of us! LOL!