Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ronald Franklin “Ronnie” Hatley

Ronald Franklin “Ronnie” Hatley, 60, of Albemarle passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at CMC-Main, Charlotte.  His funeral service will be 3 PM Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Saturday evening from 6 until 8 PM where the body will remain until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the hour of service.

Born October 11, 1957 in Stanly County, he was the son of the late Jennings and Gaye Sides Hatley.  He was a Control Operator with Duke Energy at Buck CC in Spencer, NC.  Ronnie enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.   He was a life-long member of the Millingport Community which he loved and served through over 30 years of service as a member of the Millingport Volunteer Fire Department.  Ronnie enjoyed camping with his family and friends and enjoyed watching Drag Races.  He was also a talented musician.

Ronnie was married for 30 years to the love of his life Janet Brown Hatley.  In addition, he is survived by three daughters, Michelle Hicks (Aaron) of Concord, Jacquelyn Barrier (Blake) of Mt. Pleasant and Lauren Cooper (David) of Albemarle, brother Tim Hatley (Lisa) of Albemarle, 5 grandchildren Colby, Landon, Jake, Brooklyn and Lawson, and his faithful companions Max and Lucy.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Stanly County Humane Society, 2049 Badin Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001 or to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Rd, Northfield, IL 60093.


  • Gwen and Mike Hinson Posted October 13, 2017 2:49 pm

    We are so sad to hear about Ronnie. He was a special person and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Carolyn Posted October 13, 2017 3:03 pm

    Hello Ronnie was a great guy Who will be missed . Prayers For the family To find comfort and peace

  • David & Cathy Hudson Posted October 13, 2017 3:23 pm

    Rest in peace dear friend you will be missed.

  • Kathy & John Almond Posted October 13, 2017 3:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a great man who will be missed by many. Prayers for God’s peace to comfort you in the days to come.

  • Ralph & Phyllis Hawkins Posted October 13, 2017 3:52 pm

    Ronnie was a great friend & co-worker. We are truly going to miss you at work.
    Prayers for the family in the days ahead.

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted October 13, 2017 4:19 pm

    Our deepest condolence and prayers to the Hatley family. I thank God I had the privilege to call Ronnie my friend. My God give the family strength in these coming days.

  • Matthew & Amanda Quesenberry Posted October 13, 2017 4:33 pm

    Ronnie was one of our dearest friends and he meant the world to us. He had a big heart and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. He was loved and respected by everyone that knew him as well. We will continue to pray that God will give peace, grace and understanding to his family in this time of need. He will be greatly missed.

  • Sara Chaney Posted October 13, 2017 5:16 pm

    Janet, Michelle, Jacquelyn, Lauren and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. I pray the wonderful memories you have of Ronnie will sustain you through this difficult time.

  • Rocky and Andrea Drye Posted October 13, 2017 5:21 pm

    Our prayers are with you.

  • Amy Pinion Posted October 13, 2017 5:52 pm

    Ronnie was a special friend of my family as long as I can remember. He will be truly missed.

  • Lisa Wilkinson Posted October 13, 2017 6:02 pm

    I only knew Ronnie for a short time but he left a huge impression. He always had a smile on his face and a prank ready. He was a great coworker and he will be missed dearly. Prayers to his family.

  • Joe and Tammy Russell Posted October 13, 2017 6:14 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Praying for comfort and peace.

  • Leslie Turner Posted October 13, 2017 6:38 pm

    Aunt Janet, Michelle, Jacquelyn and Lauren… there are no words that anyone can say that will make the pain go away. I pray that God gives you the strength, peace, courage and comfort that you need to get through this. I am so thankful to Ronnie for taking such good care of you for so many years. I love all of you so much. My sincere condolences on the loss of such an amazing man. God gained one heck of an angel. Know that he will be with you each day in your heart for eternity. ❤️ love and prayers to the husbands, grandchildren and furry children as well. Please let me know of anything you need. I love you.

  • GERALD LEE Posted October 13, 2017 7:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Being honored to DJ all three of you special girls weddings you all shared how much he meant to you. Janet, sorry for tho loss and will pray for some healing for you and the girls.

  • Chris and Sandy Hesley Posted October 13, 2017 7:41 pm

    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. May God give you peace and strength. Lauren, you are in our prayers.

  • Kenny & Meredith Mobley Posted October 13, 2017 9:26 pm

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We pray that God wraps your family in is loving arms over the coming days,

  • Bo Scarboro Posted October 13, 2017 10:07 pm

    Prayers be with you all during this difficult time. R.I.P. Ronnie

  • Todd and Jennifer Huneycutt Posted October 13, 2017 10:26 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss to your family you will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Dale Talbert Posted October 13, 2017 11:38 pm

    Ronnie was a good man ..hard working man. ..I had the pleasure of working with him and Janet ..He will surely be missed. ..Rest Easy Brother

  • David and Mellanie Morgan Posted October 14, 2017 12:07 pm

    We are thinking of each of you.

    With all our sympathy,

    David and Mellanie Morgan

  • woody poplin Posted October 14, 2017 12:44 pm

    I had known Ronnie over 40 years. Met him at Wisscassett mills and he and I started being friends. Dove hunted with him for years. Years later he and Janet were neighbors of mine and we had daughters in school at the same time. Nobody any nicer and sincere than Ronnie. When i learned of tihs death I actually cried. Something I rarely do. My prayers are with Janet and the girls, God has received one great human being in my book.

  • Grant and Kim Hill Posted October 14, 2017 3:03 pm

    I’ve been blessed to have known and worked with Ronnie the past seven years. I can’t fathom the loss you are enduring, as we who worked with Ronnie are bearing the loss with heavy hearts. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all at this time.

  • Terry Rosby Posted October 14, 2017 3:32 pm

    I was deeply saddened to hear about Ronnie’s sickness and passing. He was a coworker at Buck Steam Station and it was an honor to know him. He always had a great attitude. He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  • Pat Simpson Posted October 14, 2017 4:09 pm

    My prayers are with you through this time, try and remember the good times, I will be by to see you soon, please call if there is anything you need

  • Robin Morris Fortin Posted October 14, 2017 8:53 pm

    Our hearts are so sad to learn of Ronnie’s passing. He was a stand up man who will be deeply missed. Prayers of healing and comfort as you face the days ahead.

  • Patty & Heath Edwards Posted October 19, 2017 9:37 pm

    Prayers for you Janet and the family I can only imagine the sadness you are feeling at this time. You will always have the memories you and Ronnie made as a family with your children and grand children. They sure got a great man he was always the kindest man when we all went camping years ago.Call if there is anything we can do for you.

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