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Charlie Hatchett passed away peacefully in his home Jan. 16, 2014, shortly after his 75th birthday. Charlie was born and raised in Lamesa, Texas, and was a resident of Austin for 32 years and Marble Falls for 19 years. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joy Hatchett; children, Tyke (Sandra), Kim and Heather; siblings. Bill, Robin (Fred) and Earl (Cindy); grandchildren, Chas, Kayla, Kasey, Jordan, Mia, Nick, Taylor and Madison; his loyal dog, Donald; and his many, many dear friends.

Charlie was born and raised on a working farm in Lamesa. He attended Texas Tech University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts in zoology. Subsequently, he moved to Austin, graduating from the University of Texas Law School with a statewide ranking of No. 2 on the bar exam. He thoroughly enjoyed music and, while attending college and law school, pursued his passion by performing in local and regional favorites The Raiders and The Fabulous Chevelles.

Upon his admission to the Bar of Texas, he served as assistant district attorney in Travis County, continuing to perform in The Fabulous Chevelles while developing his now widely known booking agency, Hatchett Talent Agency. While developing his agency, Charlie had the privilege of partnering with great artists such as Don Henley, Christopher Cross, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson and many other well-respected artists. One of the highlights of his music career was the AMA Industry Honors Award presented at the Austin Music Awards during SXSW in 2012.

Charlie was a champion for equality of all men, demonstrating this commitment by befriending people of a variety of cultures and socioeconomic groups. Charlie demonstrated his passion for the outdoors, managing his beautiful ranch outside of Marble Falls, raising livestock and caring for the land. He was an avid pilot, logging many hours in his Aeronca Champ, Luscombe World War II trainer, Mooney Bravo and Cessna 140.

A celebration of Charlie’s life is 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. Family and friends are welcome to participate in the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, Charlie’s wish is for donations to be made to The American Cancer Society, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions.