Homer resident James W. "Bill" Hatfield died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 86.
At the family's request, there will be no services.
Mr. Hatfield was born Jan. 10, 1916, in Belle Plaine, Kan. He served in the U.S. Army for four years in China, Burma and India. Mr. Hatfield retired in 1979 in Pasadena, Calif., and moved to Homer.
"Locks and safes were his business and his joy," wrote his family.
Mr. Hatfield was a member of the Lions Club, where he served as past Deputy District Governor of Lions District 4L2 in California, Homer United Methodist Church, American Legion, the Elks Club in Homer and the VFW in Anchor Point.
Mr. Hatfield is survived by his wife of 63 years, Winifred of Homer; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Hatfield and husband Rick Callis of Homer and Carol and Bob DeCook of Shrewsbury, Mass.; grandchildren, Eric De Cesare of Cypress, Calif. and Mackenzie Callis of Homer.
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.
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