WELLINGTON - Gregory Wayne Hatfield was born May 28, 1960 in Highland Park, Mich., to James W. Hatfield and Lilly Varney. He was the fourth son in a family of six children.
Greg's free spirit brought him out West, landing him in Green River, where he adopted Bob, Joann and Shane Wetherington and Grandma and Grandpa Ray Sherrill as his family away from home.
Greg loved the land and the river and always did and has called Green River home.
He graduated from high school in Green River and entered the U.S. Navy, where he served for three years in active duty. He returned to Green River and secured employment with UDOT and later met and married his wife, Jennifer. They were married Oct. 12, 1996. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on June 14, 2008. His military career continued for an additional nine years. His last tour of duty was in Iraq in 2003-2004. Current employment was with Conoco Phillips of Price.
Greg courageously fought his final battle with lymphoma cancer. He passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, in Wellington.
Greg was loved and respected by all who knew him. He has blessed the lives of many.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Keele; son, Brendon Jeffery (9); and daughters, Faith Nickale (6) and Hope Cherish (3), all of Wellington; his mother, Lily Pochedley of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Larry of Salt Lake City; Bruce of Draper; George of Chattanuga, Tenn.; and sister, Joyce of Cleveland, Tenn.; half-sisters, Kaye and Tina; and half brothers, Billy Joe, Jimmy and Jack. His father, James, and brother, Roger, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Green River LDS Chapel, 95 North Clark Street. A viewing will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Elgin Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Utah National Guard. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.