Randall Kent Hatfield

Friday, October 10, 2014

Randall Kent Hatfield, 79, of Springdale, AR passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.

Randall was born on May 10, 1935 in Metalton, AR, a son of Parker Riley Hatfield and Euma Jane Stanphill Hatfield. He married Trecia Ann Van Sleeuwen on Feb 7, 1981 in Long Beach, CA. Randall worked as a floor covering installer and was a professional musician. He played guitar, bass, pedal steel and sang.

The Academy of Country Artist noted him as one the top five bassist in the country. He played with several bands including, Danny Michaels and the Rebel Playboys and his own band, Randall Hatfield and the Real McCoys. Randall enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles, tinkering with small engines, shooting and spending time with his pup, Kato. Randall was a member of the Southern Baptist denomination.

He is survived by his wife, Trecia Hatfield of the home; one daughter, Bridget Martin of Springdale; two sons, Darrin and wife Debbie Hatfield of Berryville, AR and Scott and wife Estela Van Sleeuwen of Whittier, CA; one sister, Sharon Lytle of Branson, MO; a sister in law and brother in law, Kristine and Barry Usry of St. Charles, MO; five grandchildren, Sydney Martin, Demi Martin, Danny Hatfield, Erik Van Sleeuwen and Kris and husband Brian Jones; four great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

A visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale on Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the Nelson's Funeral Home in Berryville on Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00pm, with burial being conducted at Moore's Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale. Visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign online guest book.