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Walter J. "Walt" Hatcher, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 8:28 PM on Friday July 21, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

He was born on March 20, 1933 in Sevierville, TN to Luther and Beulah Reagan Hatcher. He married Sharon Boland on April 2, 1973 in Las Vegas. She survives, along with one son Tim Hatcher of Maryville, TN and one daughter Michelle (Steve) Ford of Peoria; five Grandchildren Zach and Hunter Goodhart, Brooke and Claire Ford, and Camille Hatcher; five siblings Cecil (Tilda) Hatcher of Maryville, TN, Gene (Catherine) Hatcher of Parrotsville, TN, Ruby Younce of Louisville, TN, Ed (Sharon) Hatcher of Madisonville, TN and Betty Maples of Georgia. He was preceded by his parents and one brother Anderson Hatcher.

Walt was an entrepreneur, starting and operating several businesses in the Peoria area. He last worked for the Fayette Companies, retiring in 2006. He was an Army Veteran and a member of Amvets Post #64 in Peoria. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morton.

A visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Pastor Richard Shaw will say prayers at 7:00 PM with Military Honors following. Cremation will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

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