"REV. ROY EDWARDHATFIELD , 86,of Houston, TX, (brother of my father Herbert Sr) passed away Wednesday, April 21 at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 27, 10:30 AM (10:00 AM viewing) at Houston National Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend. He was born in Pike County, Kentucky on February 18, 1924, son of the late Allen and Jennie Hatfield and a direct descendant of " Devil Anse" Hatfield of the legendary Hatfield vs McCoy feud. He joined the U.S. Army in 1940 (at age 16) during World War II, and was a Tank Commander. He was captured in N. Africa in 1942, part of a mass POW escape in 1943 and rejoined the 1st Armored Division 9 months later. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Prior to retirement, Roy was a community and Christian leader. He served as Assistant Superintendent of the Union Mission in Charleston, W. Va., then as Superintendent of the City Mission in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He also initiated the first International Youth For Christ program in Niagara Falls, NY and Ontario, Canada. Following this, he served as Executive Director for two Christian-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, The Hiawatha in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and The Anchorage in Albany, Ga. His accolades and honors were many, including Keys to the City, Man of the Year and other such awards in both New York and Georgia. He served in voluntary leadership positions with 1st Armored Division Association, Kiwanis International, Alcoholics Anonymous and numerous churches.Roy is survived and loved by many, including: Wife of 65 years, Joyce (Boots) Adkins Hatfield, daughter Beverly Hatfield Bowman (husband Max Bowman), son Michael Roy Hatfield (wife late Valerie Goodberry-Hatfield), son Mark Edward Hatfield (wife Janet Cacciatore Hatfield), daughter Jennifer Lyne Hatfield Evans (husband Mark Evans) all of Houston, TX. He will be dearly missed by six grandchildren: Kimberli, Bryce (wife Nicole), Landon (wife Laura), Jordan, Adam and Cole."