James Daniel Hatton, the son of Joseph Daniel and Eleanor Marie (Preston) Hatton, was born December 24, 1938, in Omaha, Nebraska. Jim entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of seventy-nine years.
Jim graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1956. He was a life-long resident of Adams County where he was engaged in farming. He raised cattle and a few hogs. Jim owned and operated his own custom fencing business for over 25 years, until his retirement in 2008.
Jim was united in marriage to Joyce Miller and they had three children. He married Wauneta Reed on July 6, 1984, in Omaha, Nebraska. Jim and Wauneta’s family grew to nine children with the addition of her six children.
Jim enjoyed many activities including coon hunting, raising coon hounds and all time spent fishing at his pond. He was a big fan of the KC Royals, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and Nascar racing. Jim’s family was very important to him and he enjoyed time spent with them.
Left to cherish Jim’s memory is his loving wife of 34 years, Wauneta Hatton, Corning, Iowa; children: Rich (Roxanne) Corum, Omaha, Nebraska; Debbie (Tony) Beam, Denison, Iowa; Danny (Reme) Hatton, Denison, Iowa; Kim ( Dallas) Russell, Lancaster, California; Becky (Scott) McAlexander, Eugene, Oregon; Jeff (Cindy) Reed, Lincoln, Nebraska; Cherokie (Brian) Davis, Tooele, Utah; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers: Larry Hatton, Jacksonville, Florida; Steve (Sandy) Hatton, Charleston, South Carolina; sister: Sue (Don) Mullenbach, Owatonna, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, and lots of friends.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents; two sons: David Hatton; Steve Reed.