Larry "Bear" Hatley

Larry “Bear” Hatley was born January 27, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was the son of the William Dempsey Hatley and ORena Theo Wright.

He departed this life in Caruthersville, Missouri on February 4, 2019.  He was 64 years old.

Larry attended school in Caruthersville and developed a keen interest and talent in music.  This love continued though-out his life.  He was always in communication with other musicians.

Larry was married to Angela Michelle Watkins in Dyersburg, Tennessee on October 8, 1993.  They celebrated 25 years of marriage but actually had been together 15 years prior to that. 

Larry was known not only for his music talent but also for his love of riding his Harley. 

He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church.

Survived by – his wife – Angie Hatley – Caruthersville, Missouri

- His daughter and her husband- Whitney Sierra (Doug) Anderson – Dyersburg, Tennessee

- Aunt –Jennie Wright – Hillsboro, Missouri

- Niece – Tina Stanfield

- 4 grandchildren – Aiden Lawrence Reeves, Kouper Lee Wallace, Karsynne Lucas Wallace, Gabriel Thomas Anderson

Many other relatives and many, many friends.  He will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother – Thomas Edward Hatley.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services


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