Carl Don Hatten

Carl Don Hatten, 94, of Kenova, WV, passed away Saturday June 8, 2024. He was born April 19, 1930 in Kenova the 7th of 12 children of Alva and Florence Burchett Hatten. He was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School Class of 1948. Don attended WVU where he was also a cheerleader. He earned degrees from the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. He was the head of the Social Work Department of Kansas City Memorial Hospital. He was baptized and attended the Presbyterian Church in Kenova and went to church camp with his friends. Don joined the Navy after high school and then was drafted by the Marine Medical Corp where he was a medic. He served his country with honor. In his later years Don was fond of saying he had lived a good life and that was true. He traveled the world and did and saw things many Wayne County men, of his age, were unable to do. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Don had great friends in both Kansas City and Ft. Myers where he lived for many years. He loved his family and he enjoyed coming home each year for the family reunion where he could visit with his siblings and tell tall tales to his nieces and nephews. Don was loved by his family and they looked forward to these visits. He returned to Kenova to be close to his brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Tiny Hatten whom he enjoyed visiting and going out to eat with each week. He is survived by his brother and several nieces and nephews and their families. Don will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him and will be greatly missed. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2024 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kenova, WV with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

2 Replies to “Carl Don Hatten”

  1. I knew Carl when he was working at Trinity Lutheran. He helped my family so much when we were taking care of my mother. I was living in West Virginia at the time and we always swapped stories of our beloved West Virginia. The world is a better place because he was in it. May he rest in love and peace.

  2. Carl was such a Special Person. Many fond memories of him at work and all his hard work making “Trinity Mash” such a success. RIP friend

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