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Phillip "Mike" Hatfield

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Service: 10:30am Fri. June 25th, 2021
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

HATFIELD, Phillip Michael “Mike”, 73, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. Mike was born July 12, 1947 in Springfield, Ohio to Joseph D. and Frances J. (Schafer) Hatfield. He was a veteran of the United States Army and later retired from the Springfield Police Department after 26 years of service. He was also a member of St. Joseph Church. Survivors include two children, Lisa (John) Cartwright and Michael (Nicole) Hatfield; two grandchildren, Elijah and Ivan Spar; two siblings, Dick (Kathy) Hatfield and Janet Hixon; and five beloved nephews and nieces, Rod (Brittanie), Rick (Amanda), Joe (Karen), Kim (Tim) and Susan (Dan). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ken Hixon; childhood friend, John West; and numerous brothers in blue, especially his closest brother, Roger Lovrak. Mike was an avid billiards player and was a 13 year in a row gold medal winner in the Police Olympics and played four international matches. He had a passion for crossword puzzles and never met a dog he didn’t love. His sense of humor and insanely funny one-liners will be passed down through the generations. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church.
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Long live the “Springfield Rifle!”

- Dan Hearlihy, Friday June 25th, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Mike's family. You are all in my prayers and I pray for eternal rest to Mike. God's blessings

- John Herzog, Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

Surprised and very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great guy, upbeat and fun to be around. We shall miss him.

- Dan Walter, Urbana, Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

Mike always had a warm greeting. My condolences to family and friends.

- Alice Bell, Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

Great guy,good sense of humor,always fun to be around. Will be missed. God Bless,Bob Martin

- Bob Martin, Monday June 21st, 2021

My condolences to Mike's family on his passing. I used to prepare cases with Mike when I was in the prosecutor's office and always enjoyed working with him personally and professionally. I know he was proud of his family. I will offer up prayers for you all and Mike. Judge Carey

- Judge Carey, Monday June 21st, 2021

I met you years ago you were a good friend of my husband Michael Ross. I remember him telling me he wanted me to meet his friend Hort. You were in our wedding. I always thought you were so nice and so funny, we had a lot of fun party times. My parents lived on Villa road and we were there celebrating my birthday and you showed up in your police car across the road and sang Happy Birthday to me over the speaker in your police car. R I H. Mike ( Or as Mike Ross called you Hort).

- Gloria, Monday June 21st, 2021

Dick, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

- Vicki & Dave Hermanowski , Sunday June 20th, 2021

God speed my man. Love to you and Lisa and Michael.

- Linda Hatfield Niles, Sunday June 20th, 2021

He's with Bullet now.

- Susan Lehmkuhl, Saturday June 19th, 2021

Linda asked me to include her in this condolence. My memories of Mike were of a sweet, funny, handsome, kind, and loyal friend. We all had many fun times hanging out, going to the Coconut Lounge, and general teenage antics. When we saw him at a funeral in later years he was still the great person we remembered in our youth. You will be missed greatly my friend.

- Karen Klingbeil LaValley and Linda Zerkle Watson, Friday June 18th, 2021

I first met Mike as a next door neighbor almost 30 years ago. Within a month or two we were fast friends, getting to the point where if I wasn't home or working, I was most likely sitting on his couch. He was generous to the point that he loaned people money often with no expectation of getting it back. My friend Bill and I got him a beer mug that Phillip "Mike" Hatfield had been given the mug in commemoration of an award from the St. Vincent de Paul Society for generosity. Mike was also one of the funniest people I'd ever met. During the time of Covid I missed seeing him and had been looking forward to hanging out again now that things are nearly normal. It is with deep sadness that I will continue to miss my good friend.

- Niko Kurkcu, Friday June 18th, 2021

Mike has been my good friend since we met as Freshmen at Central. It didn't matter if years passed between visits, we would always pick up where we left off as though it were a momentary interruption. I'm glad we got to visit more often in recent years. He has always been the same. Easy to be around and ready to engage that infectious laugh. Sad as losing him is, I can't help but smile when he comes to mind.

- Michael Cahill, Thursday June 17th, 2021

I will miss you my forever friend. Say hello to spider for me! Love and peace for the family.

- Susie Schutte Gunter , Thursday June 17th, 2021

Will always have memories of meeting you at St.Rays in the first grade and memories growing with you through CCHS. It didn't stop there . With the Service came the Hatfield Boy's nickname " GI Mike " Then it turned into Mike through our many encounters over the years . It' hard to imagine a Springfield without Mike. RIP !

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Thursday June 17th, 2021

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