Orland L. “Bud” Hatfield, 95, passed away on December 23, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on February 10, 1926 in West Port, IN to Leslie and Leona Sells Hatfield and had spent his adult life in Cambridge City. He worked at Avco for 27 years and retired from Ford after 13 ½ years. He was one of the original founders of the Wayne County horse and pony program for 4-H in Wayne County and the sheriffs mounted patrol. He was a member of Milton Lodge 108 F&AM where he had served as treasurer. He was also a member of Leroy Tout American Legion Post 338 in Dublin, Cambridge City New Day Kiwanis for 35 years where he served on the Builders Club and Cambridge City Christian Church for 50 years. He had served in the U. S. Navy during both WWII and the Korean War.
Among his many activities were; Cambridge City Citizen of the Year 2013-2014, volunteered with meals on wheels, a Golay Center supporter, participant of the information table at Lumpy’s and King Cafe, he took the elderly to their doctor’s appointments. Bud loved horses all his life. They were so much of an influence that they impacted his life, family, and community.
Survivors are his children, Steve Hatfield, Terry (Debbie) Hatfield and Cheryl (Jeff) Daggy; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Daggy, Felicia (Bill) Quigg, Steve Daggy and Brandon (LeAnn) Shrout and 4 great- grandchildren, Cailyn, Marissa, Lorelei and Brecklyn; Brother Charles (Cathy) and Earl Hatfield; special friend Brenda Johnting; and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Hatfield in 2012; brothers Larry, Virgil, Phillip and sisters, Delores Aires and Marcella York
Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 and burial was at Riverside Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Cambridge City Christian Church or the Golay Center or the Wayne County Horse and Pony Association.
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