Dale Royce Hatcher

July 31, 1938 - December 10, 2020

07/31/1938 - 12/10/2020

Past Services

Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions
Virginia Beach Christian Church
2225 Rose Hall Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
(757) 481-3494 | Directions

Dale R. Hatcher passed away December 10, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dale was born in Quanah, Texas to Bill and Jesse Hatcher. He was a graduate of Quanah High School.
Dale met the love of his life Deanna in 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii and married shortly after. They traveled the world with Dale’s military career and settled in Virginia Beach in 1973. After 30 years of serving in the Navy, he retired and began a career at Surface Technologies in Norfolk, VA. Dale enjoyed fishing, playing golf and traveling. Most of all he loved his family and the time they spent together celebrating life events.
In addition to being predeceased by his parents, Dale was predeceased by his brother Winston, son Richard Hatcher and granddaughter Karen Lare. Left to honor his memory and carry on his legacy are his wife Deanna, son Mike Lare and his wife Carol, son Harold Lare and his wife Renee, daughter Paula Voight, grandson Jonathon Lare and his wife Alex, granddaughters Ashley Ramocki, Danielle Holt and Ana Lare, great grandchildren Addy, Brody, Scarlett, Alexis, A.J. and Kaysen.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Dr. in Virginia Beach. At 2:00p.m. on the same day, Dale will be laid to rest at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd. in Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, please CLICK HERE to make a contribution to The American Cancer Society in Dale’s name. Condolences may be left for the family below.

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Brian C Stump
1 year ago

Co worker @Surface Technologies Corp
Godspeed my Friend

Susan Sumnick
1 year ago

Dee, We are going to miss your smiling face in church. You have been my grand daughter’s hero since you told her about having to drink from the colored only drinking fountains at Camp Lejuene. I understand you will be moving to Yorktown. Know your VBCC friends will miss you and Dale, but we wish you the best.

Carol, I know this means you are almost out of family members of our generation. Take care and know we would have been at the service had not Covid been a factor

Terry and Debbie Rich
1 year ago

Our sincere, heart-felt sympathy goes to you, Dale’s family. It was my privilege to work with Dale on board the USS Spiegel Grove, and to get to see him in recent years through the reunion association. Dale Hatcher was not only positive, dependable and reliable, but was one of the most wonderful human beings I have known. We will join him someday in Heaven!

Mike and Mary Lou Graham
1 year ago

RIP Chief. You were my first CPO when I came aboard the USS SPIEGEL GROVE. You sent me to school and you had an immeasurable influence on me and my career in the Navy. I will ever be indebted. In recent years we rekindled our friendship as members of the Reunion Association. More good times and wonderful memories. My heart goes out to you family during this time. Dale, Chief, I will miss you.

Jim Thurston
1 year ago

My Chief from 1970-1972. A great Chief ans a great friend. Fair winds Chief. To Chief’s family, I’m so sad for your loss.

1 year ago

Dale and Dee came to Texas as often as they could to visit his mother and other family members . I always enjoyed hearing his funny stories he had to tell.
I always will remember his soft slow H a l l o (for hello) when I would call him by phone.
I was adopted into this family of his Texas relative. Such a blessing to know and love this family. I’ll miss seeing him and Dee in Texas !

Terry & Perry Deglandon
1 year ago

De, we have missed you and Dale over the last year in church. Always enjoyed your smiles, warmth and that strong hand shake from Dale. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Dale Royce Hatcher, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Dale Royce Hatcher, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Angie Lattimore
1 year ago

Our condolences to the entire family for your loss. Dale was such a great dad, husband, neighbor. He would give you the coat off of his back and was sooo helpful to my mom through the years. May he rest in peaceful eternity with his son and other family members who pre-deceased him. Prayers that you relish in all of the beautiful memories made with him.

Kimberly Voight
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dale was a wonderful person, I know he will be sorely missed. Blessings and prayers to the family.