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Rickey Span Hatter

October 24, 1934 — December 19, 2022


Rickey Span Hatter

Rickey Hatter passed from this life into heaven on December 19, 2022 in Levelland, Texas.

He was born near Duke, Oklahoma on October 24, 1934 to S.V. and Pearl Hatter.   He graduated from Altus High School in 1953, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955-1959. 

Rickey married Bessie Ann Holman on April 20, 1962 in Vernon, Texas.   He attended seminary in Marlow, Oklahoma, graduating in 1973.  He pastored churches in Texas and Kansas.  He filled in at many other churches when called upon.

He drove a school bus in Wheeler, Texas, for 1 year.  The family moved to Levelland in 1976, where he would work for Levelland ISD for 24 years doing various duties. During his retirement, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and continued to preach at area churches when called upon.

Rickey was preceded in death by his parents; a stillborn brother; sister, Audra Thornhill; and an infant great granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife of 60+ years, Bessie; daughter, Becky (Zane) Davis; son, David Hatter, all of Levelland; 3 grandchildren, Dana (Shawn) Bradley, E'layne Davis and Trevor (Jacey) Davis, all of Levelland; and 8 great grandchildren, Keaton, Dalanie, Summer, Korbin, Jaxson, Stella, Aubree, and Arlie.  Rickey is also survived by many friends, because he never met a stranger.  His life was a life well-lived.

A memorial service will be held at the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel at 2pm on Friday, January 20, 2022.  

In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to either the Ridgecrest Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 69, Levelland, TX; or to the Hockley County Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels, 1202 Houston Street, Levelland TX.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

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