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Rush Hatfield

d. September 17, 2022


Rush F. Hatfield, age 82, of Galloway, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 17, 2022. Retired from Worthington Industries after 40 years. Rush was the manager/coach of Worthington Steel/Industries softball team for many years. He was inducted into the ASA Softball Hall of Fame in Columbus, OH in 1995 and the USSSA Softball Hall of Fame in 2014. He was also inducted to the All-Century Team in 2014 and dedicated to the “1960’s Team.” Rush won his first National softball tournament in 1995 in Georgia and several thereafter.

After retirement, Rush enjoyed his grandchildren in all of their sports activities, never missing a game or wrestling match.

Rush is survived by his son, Rick (Angi) Hatfield; daughter, Vanessa (Mike) Troutman; grandchildren, Wade and Abigail Troutman; brothers, Jimmy Ray (Hazel) Hatfield and Rodney Hatfield; sister, Sibby Cisco; brothers-in-law, Brady (Janice), Van Jr. (Earlene), Bruce (Patricia) Erwin, Herschel (Lucille) Erwin, Doug (Karen) Erwin; sisters-in-law, Toni (Michael) Cozmyk, Donna (Ira) Simpkins and Sheila Erwin; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Hatfield; father, Valentine Hatfield; mother, Edith (Watters) Hatfield; brothers, Ted, Valentine Jr., Troy, Tom, Bryant and Billy Hatfield; sister, Mildred Lowrey; father and mother-in-law, Van and Rebecca Erwin; brothers-in-law, Charles, James Robie and Bernard Erwin; and sister-in-law, Audra Calton.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 5-8 p.m., at TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026. Rush will return home to rest next to his wife, Anna, at Erwin Family Cemetery, in Lando Mines, W.V. Funeral services for Rush will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Rock House free Will Baptist Church, Delbarton, W.V., at 3 p.m., with visitation from 1:00 p.m. to service time prior. Interment will follow.

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