Ermal L. Hatfield

July 26, 1963 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 57)



Ermal L. Hatfield, 57, of Newport News, VA passed away peacefully on December 31st, 2020 at Riverside Regional Hospital due to a short battle with tonsil cancer. He worked at Bluewater Yacht Center in Hampton, VA. Ermal was a devoted Dallas Cowboys football fan. He was kind, caring and always willing to give a helping hand.

 He is survived by his partner of 34 years, Margaret Blades; children, Christopher Wharton, Jessica Wharton, Roxanne Overby; brother Boyd Hatfield Jr.; known as “Pop-Pop”, he leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Alexander Wharton, Emily Wharton, Owen Wharton, Gavin Overby and Dylan Overby. He was a true friend to many for close to 50 years that he held near and dear to his heart. We will all miss his fun loving sense of humor.

 A private service will be held for the family in the very near future. Condolences can be left here for the family to see. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Peninsula SPCA.


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