Jonathan Michael Hatmaker, 21, died October 5, 2008, in Seabrook, Texas.
Jonathan Hatmaker was born April 28, 1987 on the beautiful island of Galveston, Texas to Michelle Hatmaker and the late Dr. Roy Hatmaker. Jonathan was an Island native and a graduate of Ball High School. Upon his arrival, former Galveston radio Station KILE ran a “Name the Hatmaker Baby Contest.” Since a name had not been chosen at the time of Jonathan’s birth, numerous Galvestonian’s submitted their suggestions for the Island’s newest little BOI. Dear family friend, Sylviane Kitchen, submitted the name “Jonathan,” which means “Gift of God.” He played football and baseball for Abundant Life Christian Academy and was also on the Ball High School baseball team. Jonathan loved spending time with friends and family, riding motorcycles, fishing, playing with his dogs and new kitten Ike (he saved during the storm), Hooters, and learning to customize automobiles with his good friend Jamel. Most recently, he assisted Tony & Bros. with the enormous job of after-Ike cleanup, and grew to love the Socias family as his own. Among friends and family, Jonathan was known to have an enormous caring and giving heart. Jonathan lived life for the moment and with happiness. Words can’t explain what he meant to his family and friends, but he will be remembered as just a “down-to-earth, cool guy,” with the cutest grin and most beautiful blue eyes.
Preceded in death by his father Dr. Roy Hatmaker and grandmother Elizabeth Christine “Nini” Wright,
Jonathan Hatmaker is survived by his mother Michelle Hatmaker of Galveston; brother Dr. Daniel Hatmaker of Galveston; uncles and aunts Michael and Cathy Corbett of Rowlett, Texas, Ed and Judy Wright of Kansas City, Missouri, Trudy Jones and husband, Charles of Briceville, Tennessee, Sybil Chapman and husband, Brian of Lake City, Tennessee, and Tim Hatmaker of La Follette, Tennessee; cousins, Sean, Tammy, and Rodney John Black of Rowlett, Texas; numerous other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2008, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor John Elliot, officiating. Graveside services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston, Texas. Pallbearers are Dr. Daniel Hatmaker, Sean Black, Anthony “Tony” Socias, Jamel Barnett, Jaysen Trevino, Matthew Trevino, Lindsey Duhon, Corey Selby, and Mike Corbett.