Wiley Vernon Hatcher

March 5, 1928 - July 3, 2016
Wiley Vernon Hatcher

Wiley Vernon Hatcher went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Teachey Hatcher; his sister Willa Reynolds; and his children, Melanie Hatcher Philip and Robert (“Robbie”) Vernon Hatcher; also a son-in-law Rey Philip; and two grandchildren Scarlett Hatcher and Danielle Philip.

Vernon, as he was known, was a loving husband and father. He began life poor but made himself into a successful man who could provide for his family. He worked for Esso Oil (now Exxon Oil) for many years in Charlotte, North Carolina. Then he changed jobs to the US Postal Service where he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a postal carrier at Wrightsville Beach. He was a dedicated member of the Thrift Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and then Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Wilmington where he was also a deacon.

Condolences may be sent to his wife Marie Hatcher c/o Ashe Gardens Memory Care at 300 Ashe Drive Burgaw, NC 28425, as she has dementia and can no longer stay alone. Also, condolences can be sent to his daughter Melanie Philip through Facebook or to Southside Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC.

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  • July 10, 2016
    Allan and Jodi Child and Family says:
    Mr. Hatcher always had a kind word and a smile when we saw him at church! We feel blessed to know this family! I know that God is comforting you and will give you peace through His Son Jesus, knowing full well that Mr. Hatcher is safe and sound at home with them in Heaven walking Golden Streets! You have our love, prayers, and sympathy during this time!

  • July 10, 2016
    Risa Garris says:
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Life is a journey, some longer than others, blessings that he lived his life right, that God and family came first Very few are married 61 years. And respect love care and beliefs showed him the way Special prayers for you and family

  • July 12, 2016
    Tina Harris says:
    He was such a good man. Never had a mean word to say to anyone. We need more people in the world like him.