Terry Joe Hatfield

Terry Joe Hatfield passed on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.

Terry was born September 6, 1953 in Lawrence, Kansas, to Wilfred W. and Hazel Rose Hatfield, who preceded him in death. He was the youngest of four brothers, Gary and wife Beverly of Sacramento, California, Larry and wife Teri of Lawrence, Kansas. He was preceded in death by a brother David, who was a firefighter with the City of Lawrence, Kansas.

Terry married Susan Elaine Meuffels on September 1, 1990, in Lawrence. She survives him at the home outside of Tonganoxie, Kansas. In addition to his wife Susan and his brothers, Terry is survived by 7 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews.

Terry worked for the city of Lawrence for over 25 years.

Terry was very active in little league baseball, played lots of softball with the “Canaries” and was a member of ABATE of Kansas.

Terry enjoyed his extended family of boxer dogs, Chelsea, Bowzer, and Joker, his cairn terrier Badger, his horse AJ and cats, BoVish & Rocky Joe. He also enjoyed fishing and motorcycle rides.

A celebration of life will be at the Up & Under (above Johnny’s Tavern) on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The family requests donations to be made to Lawrence Parks & Recreation in memory of Terry in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

The family extends sincere gratitude for all of the help and support received from Dr. Matt Stein and the staff at the Lawrence Oncology Center, and the staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Messages & Condolences

From Jayne James...

Susan, our family sends you our prayers and best wishes during this difficult time. Know that we’re just a phone call away if there is anything we can do for you….

From Dale & Betty Guder...

Susan,family,and extended family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss of Terry.
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Susan, if there is anything at all we can do, please let us know, even if you would just like to talk.
Dale & Betty Guder

From Alan Cobb...

Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Terry. Nina and I send our condolences and prayers to you
and family. We sure had one hell of a time playing softball together.

From Beverly...

Terry will forever be in my heart. I can only hope time will heal your pain and you will find comfort from your memories. Terry will be missed by the Gary Hatfield family.

From Gary...

We are so sorry for your loss.
You lost a great husband and friend.
Larry and I lost a super brother.
Terry was a a really good person to be with as is attested to by the large number of of friends who were there to support him.
He was loyal to his family and friends as well, as to his community and country.
He will truly be missed.

From Jan Roberts...

Larry and family, I just read this and I’m shocked!
I am at a loss for words except to send my deepest sympathy and and keep you all in my prayers.

From Jennifer and Drew Diedel...


We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Jen and Drew

From Rod Allison...


I am very sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories about growing up with you and Terry in Lawrence,Ks. My prayers are with you.

Rod Allison

From Tom Pollard...

Susan I am so sorry for your loss. The thoughts and payers of all in my office are with you.

From Jeff and Jamie Hill...


Jeff and I are so very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Jamie Hill

From Brenda Melby...


It is so difficult to know what to say at a time such as this. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that my thoughts are with you.

From Ernie and Joyce Shaw...

Susan & Hatfield family,

I am at loss for words to relieve you from grief. Should there be anything that I can help, please don’t hesitate to call. Our condolences to you and your family. God bless!

From Kim Murphree...

I am so sorry for your loss. All our prayers to you and your family for the Lord’s comfort at this time. If there is anything we can do, we want you to know that we are here.

Kim and Michael Murphree

Our prayers for you and yours as well, and all those family and friends who are suffering at this time. God keep you.

Kim and Mike.

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