Adam Hatton

Born: Mon., May 31, 1976
Died: Wed., Mar. 18, 2020

No services to be held

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Edward Adam Hatton, 43, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 

Adam was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky on May 31, 1976 to Larry and Margaret Hatton. He spent his childhood growing up on Dairy, Tobacco, and Horse Farms in Central Kentucky.  He spent his teenage and young adult years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Adam was a proud graduate of Fort Defiance High School in Fort Defiance, Virginia. He also graduated from Virginia Tech after studying Engineering and Ag Business. 

Upon graduation, Adam began a career with Big Ass Fans. He served the company in a variety of management roles, quickly becoming a well-respected example of determination and solid work ethic. Many people relied on Adam for a down-to-earth, common sense approach to any problem. Adam was a proud member of this team and valued the relationships that he built during his time with the company.

Adam was a lifelong farmer and developed his solid work ethic from working with his father from an early age. He was an animal lover, another attribute developed from his life on the farm. He loved horseback riding on the trails in the George Washington National Park and participated in Jousting Tournaments as well. Later in life, Adam developed a love for ATV trail riding, often taking weekend trips with his family to Tennessee. 

Adam was a devoted family man. His willingness to help and mentor created a special bond between him and his nieces Taylor and Sydney Hatton. While his approach came across as too direct for some, many more will value his opinion and outlook for the rest of their lives. 

He is survived by his fiance, Kara Harman; mother, Margaret Sams Hatton; sisters, Carol Hatton and Jill Hurt (Jason Hurt); brother, Glenn Hatton; nieces and nephew, Taylor and Sydney Hatton, Katie Newby, and Michael, Carolyn, and Sophia Hurt; and grandmother, Maggie Hatton. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Larry Hatton; brother, Jason Hatton; grandparents Edward Hatton and Walter and Mary Sams.

He truly loved Boomer, Josie, and Bean. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lexington Humane Society. Per Adam’s wishes, there will be no services at this time.

Charitable donations may be made in Adam's memory to the following organization:

Lexington Humane Society
1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504
Tel: 859-233-0044

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Bobby Bergdoll
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
I haven’t seen Adam since I high school. But this is a great loss and he was a great guy. He will be missed. We had some good times. Prays go out to Glen and the rest of the family.

June Pugh
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020

To Adam's Mother, siblings, and grandmother, Maggie Hatton:

We are so sorry for your loss and share your pain and sorrow.
Our prayer is that God will comfort and bring you peace at this sad time.

June & Cecil

Alex Taylor
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
Adam was an amazing person, and that doesn't truly do the man justice. I knew him as a coworker, a boss, a mentor--a role model, and a friend. Adam impacted people in a big way...he drove people to be better, whether they realized it or not. While one of the most sensible, shrewd, and pragmatic men I've ever known, he also knew how to how to make everyone smile, even when the situation was bleak. I wouldn't be the same person without his influence in my life, and I will never forget him.

Carol Hunt
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Our sympathies to the family. Prayers for all.

Jackie & Cindy Watkins
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Many Prayers and thoughts sent out to each of you during this difficult time of sorrow.

Bonny Gum Crawford
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Dear Margaret, I am so very sorry to hear about Adam. Thinking of you with love and sympathy
Bonny Gun Crawford

Shelly Tillery
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
I never met Adam but reading about him, he was full of life! Jill, I pray you and your family find peace in all of this, your family has endured so much in such a short amount of time.

Tristan Smith
   Posted Mon March 30, 2020
I am glad I got to have Adam as a mentor, a boss, and a friend. He wasn't afraid to call me out, or poke fun at me. He always treated me as an individual, I wasn't just another Smith around him. I cannot think of Big Ass Fans without Adam, nor will it ever be the same without him. My family and I will miss him dearly.

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