Janet Roark Hatfield passed away peacefully at her home in Radford on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the age of 79.
Janet was born on Nov. 1, 1942, in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. to her beloved parents, Sterling and Eva Lena Roark (Arnett). She attended Blacksburg High School and Radford College. Janet married James (“Skip”) Franklin Hatfield on Dec. 28, 1969, and they made Radford their home in 1972 where they raised their daughters.
Janet was preceded by death by her parents, her loving husband, Skip, and her siblings Jo Leach, William “Jimmy” Roark, Jene Roark, and Judy Dowdy.
She is survived by her daughters, Lane Arnett Hatfield and Sara Elizabeth Hatfield; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Trent and Margaret Roark; her nieces and nephews, Bena Holbrook (John Abadie), Kim Roark, Harry Baldwin, Chris Roark (Len Turner), Sabrina Roark, Lance Dowdy (Allison), Christi Trent, and Nicole Trent and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Janet was a strong and independent woman and a mentor and guide to all. The most important thing to Janet was her family. She was also a dedicated Virginia Tech fan and greatly enjoyed being with good friends at her local bridge club.
Education was incredibly important to Janet. Skip and she were responsible for the Hatfield Family Athletic Scholarship at Virginia Tech and were very proud to support Virginia Tech and its students. Janet was a longtime member of the local banking industry, retiring from both the former First National Bank of Christiansburg and First Bank & Trust.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. with Pastor Greg Harrell officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery in Blacksburg. The family requests everyone wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the Women’s Resource Center or the Radford/Fairlawn Daily Bread.
The Hatfield family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.
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