Ronald Alfred “Ronnie” Hatfield, one of God’s most beloved and onery angels was called home the evening of Jan. 18, 2024. Ronnie was a happy man who loved life and a smile that lit up the world. He was charming, fun, and a joy to be around. He was a true warrior against cancer and so full of love and joy for everyone, no matter the ravages of cancer.
Ronnie was born in Farmington at home on Nov. 25, 1940. He was the third child and only son to the late Lester and Francis Hatfield. He was raised in Farmington and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1958. After school he joined the Navy and became a Radioman 2nd Class on the USS Stickell traveling to foreign countries. In 1962 he started his career with the Seaford DuPont Co. and retired in 1993 as manager and supervisor of the Dye Lab.
After retiring he started working part time for Arts Antique Alley, which is now Antique Alley and Downtown Alley. He loved it there and loved the people so much.
He was dedicated to community service volunteering with the Farmington Vol. Fire Com., the Woodbridge Band Boosters, Bridgeville Little League, served on the Woodbridge School Board, Greenwood Alumni Association and an active member to the Bridgeville Lions Club for over 50 years.
Ronnie loved the Delaware State Fair and was totally dedicated, from a young boy till his passing. He was on the Board of Directors, Superintendent of the Grandstand and Director of the Entertainment Comm. It was his second family.
Most importantly he loved his family. Ronnie and his wife Bonnie loved each other deeply and were always together and Ronnie loved his son Shawn, his wife Kristen and their three grandchildren Taylor, Tyler and Trey with all of his heart.
He is also survived by his sister Mary Lou Hurd and her son JB and wife Susan, niece Lori James and Leo and nephew Jerry Hamstead and all their children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Hamstead, his niece Tracy Kaiser and his brother-in-law Jim Hurd.
Ronnie’s countless deeds of kindness, always giving and never expecting any favors in return made this world a better place.
Ronnie fought a good fight and will be missed dearly, but we will never forget him. R.I.P. Rest in Paradise and be with God.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel in Bridgeville. A viewing was also held on Friday evening at the funeral home.
Burial will be private at Portsville United Methodist Church Cemetery, 31060 Dogwood Dr., Laurel, DE.