Jerry C. Hatton, 80, of La Porte, passed away peacefully Monday, May 25, 2020, at La Porte Hospital.
He was born February 21, 1940, in Marion, Indiana, to McClellan and Irene (Nelson) Hatton.
Jerry attended Brigham Young University. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany. After his discharge, he worked at Berkle Slicing Machines as head of the sales department. While working there he developed a real estate rental business, which he maintained for years.
He was a man with many interests and talents. Jerry loved going to the movies. There was seldom a movie he missed as he went every Tuesday and Friday evenings.
Jerry was an avid reader of science journals. He had an extraordinary understanding of major scientific theories.
He was an artist. His main focus was wood carving. He carved frames that sold for thousands of dollars. One of which was on display in the French Pavilion in EPCOT. He repaired antique furniture for many local antique dealers. He was a part of the Pioneer Village artists where he carved and sold many of his own designed carvings as well as taking requested commissions.
Jerry enjoyed fishing, going to art festivals, oil painting, camping, playing tennis and attending the Auburn Auto Show.
On April 10, 1976, in La Porte, Indiana, Jerry married his wife, Maggie, who survives.
Also surviving are his sister, Sherry (Roy) Shapiro; and his nephew, Chris Waelbroeck and his partner, Pat Lavallo; and his beloved dog, Murphy.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Cremation will take place. There will be no service. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.
Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 State St., La Porte, Indiana, 46350, in memory of Jerry C. Hatton.
Jerry was good-hearted and was ready to help anyone who was in need. He was loved and will be missed.