A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Albert & Hattie Meredith Hathaway. Don served in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State College.. He had lived in Orlando, Florida for 23 years. Don was retired District Sales manager with Motorola Communications. He was an avid UT Sports fan and he enjoyed fishing. Don was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Jerry Hathaway, a nephew Jeffery Hathaway, and a brother-in-law: Jerry Eugene Hubbard.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years: Charlotte Hubbard Hathaway, a brother: Harry (Salle) Hathaway, Orlando, Florida. His nephews: Brian Hathaway, Greg (Angie) Hubbard and Jamie (Lori) Hubbard. His Great Nephews. Cole & Jonah Hubbard. A special sister-in-law: Loretta Hubbard.
A memorial Service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pam Gentry officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and the staff of 2nd floor, Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com. It was his wish to be cremated.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Hathaway family.