Hugh Hatcher, of Niles

July 28, 1962 — April 29, 2020

Hugh E. Hatcher Sr., 57, of Niles, was called home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Lakeland Regional Hospital in St. Joseph.

He was born on July 28, 1962, in Chicago and raised by his parents, Willie B. and Shirley J. (Hatcher) Roscoe.

Hugh was a graduate of Niles High School, class of 1981. He served his country proudly in the U. S. Army. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, Hugh returned to Niles where he married Pamela J. King. He worked on the assembly line for the former Tyler Refrigeration for more than 20 years, prior to their closing.

Hugh enjoyed outdoor activities and enjoyed friendships he made while bowling, golfing and playing softball. He cherished his time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, in Niles.

Preceding Hugh in death was his mother; and brother, Anthony Williams.

Hugh is survived by his loving wife of more than 33 years, Pamela Hatcher, of Niles; his children, Candace King (Rashad Rogers), of Atlanta, Georgia, Quinton (Sonia) King, of Niles and Hugh Jr. (K.C.) Hatcher, of Niles; seven grandchildren, Sontee Mendoza, Quinton King Jr., Kaydence Hatcher, Carter King, Hugh E. Hatcher III, Hendrick Hatcher and Huaunna Hatcher; his sister, Bonita (Jerry) Mance, of Niles; brothers, Harley (Maria) Hatcher, of Michigan City, Kevin (Wendy) Hatcher, of Cassopolis, and Willie (Malika) Roscoe, of Warsaw, Indiana.

Hugh will also be missed by his mother and father-in-law, Abraham and Shirley Harris, of Niles, as well as countless other family members.

Due to the current, unprecedented guidelines limiting public gatherings because of the COVID-19 virus, there will be a private family funeral at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020, Brown Funeral Home.

Hugh’s family will have a brief visitation prior to the private gathering from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, at Brown Funeral Home.

Due to the current restrictions those wishing to attend the visitation will be asked to abide by the no more than 10 people, abiding by state restrictions, with social distancing radius.

Please use the hand sanitizer upon entering and limit your time during visitation to allow for others to attend and express their condolences to the family as well.

Hugh’s funeral will be available for a live webcast by viewing Hugh’s page on our website.

Condolence, photos and memories can be left for Hugh’s family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.


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