Raymond “Pete” Lewis Hatcher, Jr. of Lynchburg, VA., died peacefully June 24, 2021. He was born March 7, 1936 in Charlottesville, VA. to the late Raymond L. and Mary Jane Miller Hatcher. Pete first attended McIntire High School in Charlottesville and then Dana High School after moving to Indiana, starting college at Washington University in St. Louis but transferred to Auburn University after his parents move to Alabama. Pete graduated from Auburn with a degree in engineering, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the music honor society Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. After graduation, Pete worked in engineering at the Newport News shipyards later relocating to Amherst to work at the American Cyanamid. When the General Electric (later Ericsson) plant opened, he applied and worked there until his retirement. He was an active civic leader. Serving as president of the Amherst Jaycees, Amherst Rotary Club, and Lynchburg Rotary Club where he was twice a Paul Harris Fellow. He was on the board of several organizations, an elder at First Presbyterian Church, and a Shriner and Mason, but his most committed volunteering was to the Boy Scouts. Pete was the scoutmaster of Troop 43 in Amherst and then the scoutmaster of Troop 7 in Lynchburg for over 25 years. He was honored with the Silver Beaver award and trained countless leaders through the Wood Badge program. Pete raised two Eagle Scouts and was the proud grandfather of two more Eagles. Pete also had a passion for music, self-taught in playing the accordion, piano, guitar, and the five-string banjo. In the 1960’s he played professionally in a local folk band, the Hanalei’s. Pete loved to perform and enjoyed being in front of a crowd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Rowland Hatcher, his grandson, Matthew Robert Hatcher, and his brother, Harold Miller Hatcher. Pete is survived by two brothers-in-laws, Francis “Buddy” Graham Rowland of Childersburg, Al. and Hugh Phillip Rowland of Helena, Al.; children, Raymond “Ray” Lewis Hatcher, III (Holly Bishop Hatcher) of Midland, VA., Graham Rowland Hatcher, and Julie Hatcher Brammer (James H. Brammer, III) of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Ashley Elizabeth Hatcher of Warrenton, VA., Katherine “Katie Gray” Graham Brammer, James “Jeb” H. Brammer, IV, and Roland Lewis Hatcher, all of Lynchburg; nieces and nephew; June Rowland Woodrum, Mary Kathryn Hatcher Rife, Jill Rowland Smith,  Graham Rowland, Courtney Rowland Nice,  Loren Hatcher, Suzanna Hatcher and Carrie Rose Hatcher. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1215 V.E.S. Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503; followed by a reception. Scout uniforms are encouraged for any Scouting friends. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to Troop 7, care of First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.