Charles K. “Pop-Pop” Hatfield

2/5/1936 - 03/05/2022

Charles K. (Chuck) Hatfield, 86, of Chillicothe, IL., passed away on March 5, 2022, in Sebastian, Florida, while on his winter vacation. A celebration of life will be held April 12, 2022, in Grand Island, Florida.

Chuck was born on February 5, 1936, in Camden, NJ, to Howard and Kathryn (Burkett) Hatfield. He had a long-time life partner and friend Paula Duggins of Chillicothe, IL, who he was in Florida with at the time of his death.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his 3 older siblings, Howard, Richard and Jayne.

He is survived by his life partner Paula, and his daughter Kim Blackburn of Chillicothe, IL , daughter Vicki Napoli of Palm Beach, FL, and son Charles C. Hatfield of Nevada, Tx. Also surviving are his beloved grandsons, Michael Hatfield of Chillicothe, IL, and Joe Napoli of Chicago, IL.

Chuck had been retired for many years from the Machine Tool and Construction Industry, but his children and grandchildren often joked that he ran a retirement business called 1-800-POP-POP.

‘Pop-pop’ was the name his grandsons called him (and most of the time, what his 3 children called him). If anyone needed advice on a car, electric or plumbing issues, or when his grandsons were younger, if a babysitter or ride after school was needed, his oldest children would say ‘better call 1-800-Pop-Pop’ !

For the last several years, Chuck and his friend Paula would spend the coldest months of Illinois weather away in the warm climate of Florida, at Barefoot Bay. Although Chuck’s health had been declining over the last few years, his greatest joy and desire was to spend the winter in Florida. Nothing pleased Chuck more than to start his day on the Bocce court (he was on 3 teams), and to finish up the afternoon with a long ride on his golf cart visiting with neighbors out on their porches.

Chuck was a shining example of the saying “if there’s a will, there’s a way”. And, he had a strong will! Chuck set an unforgettable example for his children and grandchildren. He demonstrated what a good mental attitude will do for you. Sometimes friends and family would say Chuck was “a cat with 9-lives”. His grandsons are so grateful to have had some 40 years with their Pop-pop, and they say it’s hard to believe he is gone because he was always there for them for whatever was needed.

Chuck Hatfield will be greatly missed by his friends and especially his family.

Burial will be in Grand Island, Florida, next to his parents and sister and ‘favorite’ brother-in-law.

Posted online on April 07, 2022

Published in Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Charles K. “Pop-Pop” Hatfield

2/5/1936 - 03/05/2022

Charles K. (Chuck) Hatfield, 86, of Chillicothe, IL., passed away on March 5, 2022, in Sebastian, Florida, while on his winter vacation. A celebration of life will be held April 12, 2022, in Grand Island, Florida.

Chuck was born on February 5, 1936, in Camden, NJ, to Howard and Kathryn (Burkett) Hatfield. He had a long-time life partner and friend Paula Duggins of Chillicothe, IL, who he was in Florida with at the time of his death.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his 3 older siblings, Howard, Richard and Jayne.

He is survived by his life partner Paula, and his daughter Kim Blackburn of Chillicothe, IL , daughter Vicki Napoli of Palm Beach, FL, and son Charles C. Hatfield of Nevada, Tx. Also surviving are his beloved grandsons, Michael Hatfield of Chillicothe, IL, and Joe Napoli of Chicago, IL.

Chuck had been retired for many years from the Machine Tool and Construction Industry, but his children and grandchildren often joked that he ran a retirement business called 1-800-POP-POP.

‘Pop-pop’ was the name his grandsons called him (and most of the time, what his 3 children called him). If anyone needed advice on a car, electric or plumbing issues, or when his grandsons were younger, if a babysitter or ride after school was needed, his oldest children would say ‘better call 1-800-Pop-Pop’ !

For the last several years, Chuck and his friend Paula would spend the coldest months of Illinois weather away in the warm climate of Florida, at Barefoot Bay. Although Chuck’s health had been declining over the last few years, his greatest joy and desire was to spend the winter in Florida. Nothing pleased Chuck more than to start his day on the Bocce court (he was on 3 teams), and to finish up the afternoon with a long ride on his golf cart visiting with neighbors out on their porches.

Chuck was a shining example of the saying “if there’s a will, there’s a way”. And, he had a strong will! Chuck set an unforgettable example for his children and grandchildren. He demonstrated what a good mental attitude will do for you. Sometimes friends and family would say Chuck was “a cat with 9-lives”. His grandsons are so grateful to have had some 40 years with their Pop-pop, and they say it’s hard to believe he is gone because he was always there for them for whatever was needed.

Chuck Hatfield will be greatly missed by his friends and especially his family.

Burial will be in Grand Island, Florida, next to his parents and sister and ‘favorite’ brother-in-law.

Posted online on April 07, 2022

Published in Chillicothe Times-Bulletin