|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1931|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2002|
My Maternal Uncle
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1. Pensacola News Journal: THOMAS EUGENE HATCHER 1931 - 2002. Thomas Eugene Hatcher passed away on Tuesday 03 December 2002 at a local hospital.
A native of Pensacola, he was the son of slain Pensacola police officer, Herbert Hatcher and Eunice Fernandez Hatcher.
He is survived by longtime companion, Inda Fiester; son Anthony Hatcher of Pace; granddaughter, Shanna Hatcher of Gainesville, Florida; sister, Almeda [sic] (Harold) Williams of San Diego; brother, Herbert (Betty) Hatcher, Jr. of South Florida; brother, David (Ellie) Peaden; aunt Betty (Jimmy) Haynes; aunt, Marie (Kita) Palmer, all of Pensacola; uncle, George F. (Bud) Fernandez of Gainesville, Florida; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Tommy will be remembered for demonstrating Duncan YoYos all over the world, being instrumental in bringing boxing to Pensacola, and in later years, operating glass companies locally.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2002 at 3 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on Scenic Highway in Pensacola.
2. The Pensacola News Journal 15 Dec 2002. MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PROMOTER HATCHER. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on scenic Highway for former boxer and promoter Tommy Hatcher.
The Pensacola native died Dec. 3 after a long illness. He was 70.
"Tommy promoted more boxing than anyone in Pensacola history." said his half brother, David Peaden, 60.
Peaden said Hatcher promoted fights from 1954 to the early 1980s, including bouts with former Olympian Clint Jackson. That first year year including a landmark fight involving a white boxer against a black featherweight named Jackie "Sugar" Reeves, Peaden said.
"They said he shouldn't do that in the South," said Peaden, who attended many of the fights and promoted a few of his own, though not with Hatcher.
Hatcher also did a bit of boxing in his younger days, recalled former fighter James "Pinhead" Norris of Pensacola.
"He was a nice fella," said Norris, 79.
Hatcher also worked in the glass business, and was well known for demonstrating Duncan Yo-Yos around the country and in Cuba and Guatemala, Peaden said.
Herbert McCann Hatcher (1904 - 1939)
Eunice Leona Fernandez - Hatcher Peaden (1905 - 1993)
Herbert McCann Hatcher (1925 - 1926)*
Herbert McCann Hatcher (1927 - 2012)*
Thomas Eugene Hatcher (1931 - 2002)
David Wayne Peaden (1940 - 2012)**
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Las Vegas, Nevada by long time friend Inda Fiester.
Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Mar 11, 2007
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