Dr. Sammy Wayne Hatcher of Buies Creek, NC, a godly man, departed to his heavenly home Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born June 9, 1950 in Meridian, MS to Mary Lou and the late Sam Hatcher.
He leaves to honor and cherish his memory his wife Teri Gillis Hatcher, daughters Heather Hafer (Benjamin) of Garner, NC, Jennifer Hatcher, and Jessica Hatcher, both of Buies Creek, NC, son Phillip Hatcher (Nicole) and grandson Preston of Dallas, GA, and mother Mary Lou Hatcher Boswell of Buies Creek. He will be profoundly missed by his numerous nieces, nephews, and sister- and brothers-in-law. Dr. Hatcher was an esteemed member of Buies Creek First Baptist Church for 28 years where he taught Sunday School for many years and will be sorely missed by all who have met him.
Wayne and Teri met while they were attending Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. After graduating there, he obtained his Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They married and filled each other’s lives for over 42 years. Brother Hatcher became minister of Fayette (MS) Baptist Church and later moved to the parsonage of Scooba (MS) Baptist Church, during which time he also served as a Campus Minister for East Mississippi Community College. During his time in Scooba, Wayne earned his Doctor of Education from Mississippi State University. In 1988, Dr. Hatcher and family relocated to Buies Creek, NC, where he was a professor at Campbell University, teaching for over 23 years in the Counselor Education Program.
A funeral service will be held at Buies Creek First Baptist Church at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Burial will follow in Buies Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home on Monday evening, June 26, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial gifts be given to:
The National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 www.parkison.org/get-involved/ways-to-give ; Buies Creek First Baptist Church, PO Box 160, Buies Creek, NC 27506 or The Campbell University School of Education - Mental Health Counseling Program, PO Box 97, Buies Creek, NC 27506.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7 (HCSB)
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Monday June 26th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546
Buies Creek First Baptist Church
Tuesday June 27th, 2017
118 Main St
Buies Creek, NC 27506
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Michelle Wade lit a candle on Jul 21 2017 07:26:12 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry to hear about your Dad. Just know he is in a better place now, with no suffering and is at Peace with the Lord. Thinking of all of you at this time.
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Praying for your blessing of God's presence in the lose of Mr.Hatcher.
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Terri, Heather, Jessica, Jennifer, and Philip, we are so sorry to hear about Wayne. We have wonderful memories of him and of your family from our days in Buies Creek. We will be praying for you and remembering you as you grieve his passing and celebrate his life. With love, Cass and Ruth DuCharme
Submitted by Ruth DuCharme on Jun 25 2017 07:02:38 PM
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Terri Holder lit a candle on Jun 25 2017 03:12:02 PM
There are so many ways that Dr. Hatcher touched my life. He was one of the first professors that I met when I applied to Campbell's counseling program. I was one of his classes when my daddy died. He was so very kind to me and had such sweet words of encouragement for me when I returned to school after the loss. Later, my family moved to Buies Creek and ended up living around the corner from Dr. Hatcher. Dr. Hatcher used to meet with me at his office and provide counsel and wisdom. He was the first person to teach me about the MYERS BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR, which was a common interest we shared. Our last conversation was our best conversation since his speech had become impaired. We were talking about the The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Dr. Hatcher was one of the best men that I've ever known. I looked up to him and loved him. I want to give my condolences to the family.
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