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 Brennon Robert “Bush” Hatley

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Brennon Robert “Bush” Hatley

  • Birth 9 May 1923 Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 2010 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 105 Site 542
  • Memorial ID 50826362

Born an only child in Durant, Oklahoma to George Bain and Lillian Mae Philippi Hatley, Brennon Robert Hatley attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., an Episcopal institution established to educate boys in the National Cathedral Choir where he was a Cathedral Chorister and soloist. Hatley later attended Admiral Farragut Academy, a college-preparatory, military-style school in Pine Beach, New Jersey. After graduation in 1941, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he enrolled in Naval ROTC and met his future wife, Annie Josephine Rogers, whom he married on 27 February 1944. Due to a Naval officer shortage in the Pacific, he was one of twenty members of the original class of 1945 who was allowed to double up on his Naval studies and receive his commission with the class of 1944.
Following Naval training at Pensacola, Florida, Ensign Hatley was assigned gunnery officer aboard US Navy Submarine Chaser PC-824. The ship saw substantial action in the Pacific Theater, including engagements at Truk, Saipan, Guam, and Iwo Jima.
Hatley left active-duty service after the war, returned to UT, and finished his degree with the class of 1947; the couple then moved to Dallas and raised a family. Their first child, Brennon Philip was born in 1948; a second, Mark in 1952, and twins Paul and Christopher in 1956.
Hatley was employed first at Lone Star Gas Company, and then he served as Executive Vice President for Economic Development with the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. As an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation and later St. Luke's Episcopal Church, he served on the Vestry for several years and was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
Hatley is preceded in death by his wife Josephine and is survived by his four sons: Philip, Mark, Christopher, and Paul and six grandchildren.


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  • Added: 8 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50826362
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brennon Robert “Bush” Hatley (9 May 1923–10 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50826362, citing Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by PBH (contributor 11522207) .