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Obituary – Lloyd “Chief” Alfred Hattabaugh (1928-2021)

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Lloyd Alfred Hattabaugh, better known as Chief, of Freedom community went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Waldron, Arkansas. Lloyd was born was born December 13, 1928 to Van D. and Homey Hattabaugh in Elm Park, Arkansas. He was 92 years old. Lloyd was a longtime member of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God.

Lloyd was a lifelong resident of the Freedom community North of Waldron. As a young man he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He worked his way up the ranks and became a 1st Sargent. He later transferred to 296th Medical Company in the National Guard. Lloyd was a road foreman for the Scott County Road Department for many years. His love for being an avid turkey hunter helped lead to him being a founding member of the Poteau Mountain Turkey Federation. Lloyd also served 27 years as a Scott County Justice of the Peace. He was also a 32* mason and a member of the French Prairie Masonic Lodge #568.

Lloyd leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, David Hattabaugh and wife Mary of Elm Park, Arkansas and grandchildren: John David Hattabaugh and wife Candy, and 2 great grandchildren, Haley Nichols and Jessica Hattabaugh as well as 2 great great grandsons and 3 great great granddaughters. Lloyd is also survived by his brother Bobby Hattabaugh. Lloyd will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a large extended family of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. 

Lloyd was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Evalou Scantling Hattabaugh, his parents, Van D. and Homey, and siblings: Ruby, Annie, Della, Grace Rachel, Ervel, Charlie, Jerry, Van, Howard.

Lloyd’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church near Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Lloyd’s pallbearers will be Steve Hattabaugh, Jerald Hattabaugh, Robert Dale Hattabaugh, John Beasley, Darrel Pyles and Gary Ashford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Don Hattabaugh, Frank Blansett and Bill Garner.

Lloyd’s visitation will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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