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Joe R Hathaway

December 21, 1932 — June 16, 2021

Joe R Hathaway, 88, of rural Veedersburg passed away 10:31 PM Wednesday June 16, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville, IN.

Joe was born December 21, 1932 in Danville IL, the son of Marguerite Hanna Hathaway and Rowland F. Hathaway.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry, and grandson Layton W. Hathaway.

 He married Alice L. Landers November 10, 1956 in Cataumet, Mass. in a military wedding.  Surviving family include his wife, Alice L Hathaway, Veedersburg; two sons, Scott (Debby) Hathaway, and Randy (Ann) Hathaway, both of rural Veedersburg, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren.

Joe graduated from Kingman High School in 1950 and Indiana University in 1954 with a BS in accounting.  Upon graduation he enlisted in the USAF achieving the rank of 1stLt.  He served as navigator of a RC-121 with the 960th squadron, 551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, Otis Air Force Base.  He was proud to have served his country.

Joe worked as an accountant w/ Timken Roller Bearing in Canton, Ohio.   Joe and Alice started their farm career together in 1960 where Alice continues to live today. 

Joe served in many organizations including Tipmont REMC, Wabash Valley Power Association, Fountain Soil & Water Conservation, Kingman Legion Post # 384, and the Veedersburg United Methodist Church. 

Services will be held Tuesday June 29, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg. Visitation will be 2:00 – 4:00 PM; Funeral Service will begin at 4:00 pm with Pastor Dave Inskeep officiating. Graveside Military Honors will follow the service at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery;  provided by the United States Air Force and American Legion Post #288. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions be given to Southeast Fountain Community Foundation PO Box 95 Veedersburg IN 47987.   Online condolences at


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