Nancy “Lyndelle” Smith Hatcher, 97, of Pampa passed away and went to be with her Savior on July 18, 2020.
Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, July 23, 2020 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor, and Dr. Johnny Funderburg, pastor of Highland Baptist Church of Clovis, New Mexico, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. The service will be live streamed at https://www.carmichael-whatley.com/page/live-streaming.
Lyndelle was born December 16, 1922 in Frankell, Texas to William and Pearl Smith. She graduated from Abilene High School early in 1941 to attend Hardin-Simmons University. She graduated from college in 1944 with a degree in Language Arts. While at Hardin-Simmons, she played the violin in the Hardin-Simmons Symphony. Her first teaching job was at Ovalo ISD, where she taught several years before moving to Pampa in 1947. On September 2, 1948 she married the love of her life, Floyd Hatcher; he passed away on February 23, 1988. Lyndelle began teaching in Pampa in 1947 at Pampa Junior High and later at Robert E. Lee. She retired in 1984 after 34 years in education. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and was currently the oldest living member. Lyndelle kept the sixth-grade department records from 1960 until 2014, she also was a member of the First Baptist Church Choir for many years. Lyndelle was a member of the Pampa Retired Teachers Association, Kappa Kappa Iota, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles and working in the library at the church. Being “Nanny” and “GG” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren was special to her and she loved them dearly. She was a devoted Christian and had a giving heart, and always had an unforgettable smile.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jean Gann; son, Wilson Homer Hatcher; grandson, Stephen Michael Adamson; great granddaughter, Kenzee Bolin; and brother-in-law, Charlie Hatcher.
Survivors include her daughter, Roxanne Giles and husband Bill of Pampa; 2 sons, Floyd M. Hatcher, Jr. of Abilene and Harlon L. Hatcher of Pampa; sister, Betty Gay Cross of Abilene; sister-in-law, Sue Lynn Hatcher of Victoria; daughter-in-law, Carmen Hatcher of Fallbrook, California; 6 grandchildren, Chris Hatcher and wife Cindy of New Braunfels, Ray Adamson and wife Kerrie of Benbrook, Mary Lee Bolin and husband Tyrel of Pampa, Rishona Hatcher of Coal Creek, Colorado, Andrew Hatcher and wife Cassie of Howard, Colorado, and Megan Hatcher of Flower Mound; 8 great grandchildren, K’Lee, Catelyn, Tyler, Duke, AnnieJo, Baily, Petra, and Astra.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Mission Fund, Nehemiah Fund, or Music Fund, P.O. Box 621, Pampa, Texas 79066.
The family would like to thank Pampa Nursing Center and Interim Hospice, especially Gail, Barbara, Sissy, and Penny for their love and care for Lyndelle.