Obituary: Jake Hatfield

July 23, 1931 – September 30, 2022

Jake Hatfield, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 2:20 p.m., on Friday, September 30th, at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

Born July 23, 1931, in Williams, he was the son of William “Bill” and Roxie (Williams) Hatfield. Jake was a 1951 graduate from Bedford High School. He married Frannie Arena on July 20, 1990, and she preceded him in death on May 12, 2016. He worked at Haley’s auction service, Indiana Limestone, City of Bedford, Toby’s Donut Shop, and was a farmer and truck driver. Jake was of the Christian faith and attended Williams Church of Christ and Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Survivors include nieces Carol Bush and husband Danny of Springville, Sally Hutton and husband Rick of Springville, Susie Hayes and husband Craig Striepe of Florida; nephews, John Hayes and wife Delilah of Springville, Ed Hayes of Bedford; Several great & great-great nieces and nephews. Two brother-in-laws Mike Arena of Bedford and Joe Arena of Anderson; One sister-in-law Donna Bridwell of Bedford.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters, Elizabeth Hayes and Helen J. Hatfield, and a brother-in-law, Farrell Hayes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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