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Obituary – Grover Hatton




Grover C. Hatton, 67, passed away Oct. 31, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Health Center, in Florence, Alabama. He was born March 13, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Nathan and Mary Ann Elkins Hatton.

Grover was a long-time supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and loved visiting barns in Tennessee, especially Layne Leverette Stables. He also went to a lot of Kentucky walking horse shows and could be found helping Jerry Ping Stables.  

Grover had worked as DQP for the National Horse Show Commission and then was a DQP for the SHOW HIO. He also was a judge and DQP for many years for the Kentucky Walking Horse Association.  

Grover also trained horses as a hobby and spent many years putting his daughter in the show-ring. He was able to enjoy watching his granddaughter Emma Rose Black share the same love of the horse and show Whiskey Tango this past summer in the youth country pleasure division.  

A graduate of Boone County High School, Grover was the owner and operator of Hatton Blacktop. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and all around outdoorsman. He was very proud of his faith and was a member of Big Bone Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and vital to the Truck Stop Ministry.

Grover is survived by his loving wife, Pam Hatton, of the home, his children, Jason (Tiffany) Hatton, Independence, KY, Mandy Black (Layne Leverette), Shelbyville, TN, his brothers, George Hatton (Cassie) and Gary Hatton (Donna), his father, Nathan Hatton, father-in-law, Don Tanner, 3 brother-in-laws, 2 sister-in-laws,  also 7 grandchildren, including, Alexis Fyffe, Elizabeth Fyffe, and Emma Black, and 9 nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann, and mother-in-law, Bert.

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