Hatcher Class of 59
Hi: I am Billy Hatcher and I graduated in 1959.
I currently live at Drummond Switch (Empire) and have for the past 34
years. I have been retired since July 2001. I really love and enjoy each
day that I wake up and see my ceiling; lets me know that I'm still alive.
I am truly thankful for each day that I have on this wonderful place we
call earth. I have been married, but am not currently and do not plan
on it in the future!
I worked for the State Department of Transportation for 14 years and then
as a federal civil service employee assigned to the Alabama Army National
Guard. I worked a total of 42 years and think that I have earned the right
As you can see from my picture I enjoy my two hobbies; wood working and
making wine from my muscadines, blueberries and blackberries that I grow.
I had two favorite teachers and they were Mrs. Josephine Andrews and Mrs.
Eunice McMichen. (I think that I remember Mr. Andrews calling Mrs. Andrews
||I didn't realize it as a youngster but as I grew older and
matured I realized how much class these two ladies exhibited all the time.
Although I failed two of Mrs. McMichens classes and had to go to summer
school two different summers and take a correspondence course to get enough
credits to graduate at 17 years old I always thought the world of her.
I remembered the times that I would be over on Red Star hill and if Mr.
Andrews was outside he would talk to us and would invite us in to see his
trophy room. This was a thrill for all of us children because none of us
knew a professional baseball player.
Mr. Gant inspired me to graduate by telling me that I would wind up in prison
before my 18th birthday. I now admit that I was really mean and got into
a lots of trouble. (By the way I never did go to prison).
Wallace Reed and Gary Hyche convinced me that I needed to play foot ball
and I tried.
Two of my worst memories from football is the time Corner beat us 55-0 and
the other one was the free-for-all when we hosted Parrish at the old Watkins
Field. My best memories are being given the opportunity to play and when
My best memory of high school was when I found out that I had enough credits
I want to be remembered as someone who never "put-out" my fellow
I have been to a few foreign countries and let me tell you folks, there
is no place like Walker County, Alabama (HOME).
NOTE: Bill sent
a note saying he has a scanner and will help anyone with scanning photos.