Christopher Hatton


Christopher Allen Hatton, 37, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 6:31 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital-Indianapolis.

Christopher was a member of First Baptist Church and worked at Toyota as an Assistant Team Leader for many years. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was an avid golfer, taking up the sport at a very early age when his grandfather, “Big Daddy,” first put a club in his hands. Christopher also loved music of all genres, eventually becoming very good at playing the drums. While in high school, he learned the craft of welding. Using this skill, he not only made a career but also took pride in making a variety of art-inspired metalwork pieces for decoration and as gifts.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Dr. Daniel Cash officiating. Calling will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phi Beta Psi-Cancer Research Fund.

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Christopher was born February 28, 1980, in Columbus,  to Jerald and Adrienne Dutro Hatton.

Survivors include his parents, Jerald and Adrienne Hatton of Columbus; a brother, Andrew (Tara) Hatton of Columbus; nieces, Emmalee and Lilliann Hatton; aunts and uncles, George (Karen) Dutro of Columbus, Angela (David) Toner of Indianapolis, Darrell Hatton of North Vernon, Gary (Kathy) Hatton and Kevin (Betty) Hatton, both of Columbus, and Cheryl Hubbard of Kentucky; several cousins; and his loyal Border Collie, Seamus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald “Big Daddy”  and Joy “Great Lady” Dutro and Keith and Wilma Hatton.