James David Hathaway, 77, of Plato, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in his home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1941, in rural Jay County, Ind. to Basil and Mary Anna (Sutton) Hathaway. His family moved to the Plato area in 1951, and Jim attended schools there. He graduated from Plato High School in 1960.
On June 23, 1963, he married Connie Prock and they raised six children. On March 31, 2007, he married Ruth Elaine Davis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Connie (Prock) Hathaway; brothers, John, Bud, Paul, and Charles; sisters, Kay Hall, Pauline Jones, and Gay Cook; a son-in-law, Luther Emery; brothers-in-law, Bill Hall and Melvin Massey.
Jim was a proud employee of Plato Schools for over 32 years. He was co-owner of H & H Trash Pick Up and H & H Kennels with his wife Connie. He volunteered at the Texas County Food Pantry.
He was baptized at an early age in the Roubidoux River and was a member of Plato Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Ruth; children, Shelly Hathaway, Chris Hathaway and wife Amy, Susan Shrode and husband Wesley, Stacy Fletcher and husband Toby, Jason Hathaway and wife Rosanna, and Sherelle Hathaway, all of Plato; two sisters, Anne Massey, of Success and Nilah Byrd, of Muncie, Ind.; two brothers, Don Hathaway and wife Judy, of Evening Shade, and Sam Hathaway and wife Gretta, of Success; a brother-in-law, Wayne Cook, of Plato; grandchildren, Sheldon Clinton, Conner Hathaway, Caeden Hathaway, Javn Shrode, Jade Moore, Jasiah Shrode, Jordan Emery, Bailey Ziegler, Noah Fletcher, Jendry Fletcher, Rachel Hathaway, Macy Maxey, Connie Kay Hathaway and Jacey Hathaway; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kinsley, Jaxan, Tucker Shrode, Levi, Kadrienne, Laney Moore, baby girl Shrode due in September, and many more nieces, nephews and friends made throughout his years.
Services for James David Hathaway will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Plato Baptist Church with Eugene Earp and Javan Shrode officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to Plato Kindness Konnection, in care of Amy Hathaway, 10645 Plato Drive, Plato, Mo. 65552. Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfh.com.
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