Lawrence (Larry) Hatton of Great Mills, Maryland was called to eternal rest on June 11, 2020 to sit in God’s presence and look upon his face. He was born in Washington, D.C. to the late James Robert Hatton and the late Elizabeth Gaines Hatton Carroll. Larry was educated in the Charles County Public School System. He graduated on June 5, 1963 from Pomonkey High School. After graduation, he worked for Jones Construction until he started his first career working at the Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head, Maryland. He transferred to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland until his retirement from Ground Electronics in October 1998 after thirty-three years of service to the federal government. He also worked several contracting jobs, the Navy Exchange and Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Then he began working for St. Mary’s County Public schools and retired ending his second career in August 2012. Larry was the father of Lawrence Hatton Jr, (Tawana), E. DeAngelo Hatton, Eric Antonio Hatton, and Maggie Marie Hatton and grandfather of nine grandchildren; Alonzo Hatton, DeShawn Hatton, Marques Hatton(Tammany), Malik Hatton, DeAngelo Thompson, Sieanna Hatton, Ethan Hatton, Emerson Hatton and Wynter Hatton. Every Sunday Larry could be found at Zion United Methodist Church in Lexington Park, Maryland, where he was a faithful and dedicated member. Larry was a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason, where he served as past Master of the Joseph A. Eagan Lodge No.104 and a Sublime Prince of James A. Mingo Consistory No.334.He loved traveling with good friends and singing with the Zion Methodist Men spreading the gospel in song for over twenty-five years. He loved sporty cars, fancy trucks, going to car shows and winning many trophies. Being a member of The “”Smokin”” Wheels car club was his fun thing to do.When Larry finally decided to enjoy his retirement, he really enjoyed being at home watching movies on television (especially westerns) and anything that had to do with sports. His favorite team was the Washington Redskins. He was an excellent cook and it showed in the meals that he prepared. He loved decorating the house at Christmas and always kept a well-manicured lawn. Larry was predeceased by his brothers, William Sylvester Hatton, and Elmer Carroll, Jr.; stepfather, Elmer Carroll, Sr. and sister-in -law, Fonda Carroll.He leaves to cherish his memory Dorothy A. Wise, his children, his brothers, James R. Hatton (Shirley), Ronald I. Carroll (Brenda), Carlton Carroll (Barbara), Stanley J. Hatton (Sandra), Clifton Carroll (Doris), David Carroll, Marvin L. Carroll (Paulette), Allen T. Carroll (Sylvia), Alonzo Carroll (Calathia); sisters, Emma Jean Wright, Loleta D. Carroll, Marcella E. Carroll and many nieces, nephews and friends.Larry will be also lovingly remembered by Tayvon M. Yates, Andrea E. Young, Thomas C. Biscoe, Tanya N. Biscoe and”” the girls””, as he affectionately called them, Tavonya, Reanna and Zyniah.Larry was a kind man, a gentle man, a well-loved man and we all will miss him wholeheartedly.Thanks for the memories Larry.Visitation will begin at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. God Bless.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Wise and Hatton families for your loss. Larry was a wonderful person and role model. I can still remember the many vacations that we took over the years. RIP big brother, until we me again. You will surely be missed….
Dorothy my prayers does out to you and family Larry will be deeply miss . Larry was loving and caring person he had a heart of gold.