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John Robert 'Johnny Bob' Hathaway of Harrisburg

updated: 7/12/2019 3:31 PM

John Robert "Johnny Bob" Hathaway, age 73, of Harrisburg, passed away at 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his residence in Harrisburg, surrounded by his family.

Johnny Bob was born on March 23, 1946 in Harrisburg, to the late Earl and LaVern (Aldridge) Hathaway. On June 26, 1965 he married Sheila Keating and she survives in Harrisburg.

Johnny Bob was a farmer for over 40 years and a local businessman. He owned and operated Hathaway Feed Store for the last 20 years.

He was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he was crazy about his grandchildren.

Johnny Bob is survived by three children, daughter Julie Ann (Roman) Kuppart of Harrisburg, son John Christopher of Harrisburg and daughter Jamie Lynn (Jason) Davidson of Harrisburg; several grandchildren; sister LaNell (Les) Sittig; sister-in-law Phyllis Hathaway; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Johnny Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Hathaway and Donald Hathaway.

Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Billy Dye Jr. will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Harrisburg High School FFA program.

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