Wilburn Davis Hatton, 85, of Warren passed from this life into life everlasting on Saturday morning, August 22, 2020. He was born to Frank and Wilma Hatton in Warren, Texas on October 23, 1934. After graduating high school he moved to Houston, TX to attend Draughon’s Practical Business College. He married his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Gardner and they built a life together that lasted three weeks shy of 65 years. They added Ricky, Robby, and Suzy to their family. Davis was a man that led his family well and demonstrated the love of Christ to them.
Davis spent his life pointing others to Jesus. He served faithfully as a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and teacher of all ages from preschoolers to senior adults. He possessed a beautiful tenor voice that he raised in praise up until days before his home going. He loved to write and draw and left behind artwork for friends that will remember him by for years to come. His absence on this side of heaven will be greatly felt but is a reminder that he now walks in the Presence of the One he served.
Davis leaves behind a legacy of faith entrusted to his wife, Bobbie Hatton of Warren; his children, Rick Hatton and wife, Leisa, of Bulverde, TX; Robert Hatton and wife, Daphne, of Newton, TX; his daughter Suzy Tarver and husband, John, of Conroe, TX; brother Jerry Hatton and wife, Murielene, of Warren, TX; grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as Pappy: Seth Tarver and wife, Beth, of Logan, UT; Ashley Chapman and husband, Geoff, of Conroe, TX; Zane Tarver and wife, Kelsey, of Bixby, OK; Megan Henley and husband, Rick, of Bullard, TX; Wil Tarver of Broken Arrow, OK; and great-grandchildren Graham Chapman, Jordan Henley, Sadie Chapman, Grayson Tarver, Hollis Tarver, and soon-to-be-born, Kai Tarver; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of Davis’ life will begin as a visitation on Saturday, August 29 at 9AM at Bethel Baptist Church in Warren, TX with the service at 10AM. Following the service, there will be a family graveside interment at Lindsey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (phassociation.org) Also, in accordance with CDC guidelines, the family asks that masks be worn and social distancing practiced.
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