N. Clark Hatcher, former Drexel Heritage, Masco executive, dies at 83
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, February 10, 2012
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — N. Clark Hatcher, a former furniture executive and part owner of Drexel Heritage Home Furnishings, has died. He was 83.
Hatcher, who served in the Air Force with tours in Korea and Japan, graduated from North Carolina State University's School of Furniture Manufacturing and Management in 1952.
He began his career with Mount Airy Chair Co. and moved on to Guardsman Chemical Coatings. He then joined Drexel Heritage and was vice president and part owner when the company was sold to Masco Corp., from which he retired in 1995. He was also a board member of the American Furniture Manufacturers Assn. during his 43-year career.
Hatcher was an active member in community groups, including his church and N.C. State, where he was president of the Alumni Assn. and was recently named among the University Distinguished Alumni. He also enjoyed reading, history and traveling.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, including David, owner of Hatcher Design Group; nine grandchildren; a stepson; two stepdaughters; a stepgranddaughter; two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Capital Maintenance Fund, 200 N. King St., Morganton, N.C. 28655, or to a charity of one's choice.