William H. “Herb” Hathaway, Jr. 80, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2011 in Norfolk. Born February 9, 1931 in Norfolk, he was the son of the late William and Mattie Hathaway. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and spent fourteen years as Apprenticeship Coordinator for Local 110. During his career he also worked as Chief Engineer of the Virginia National Bank Building, as Service Manager for the York Division of Borg Warner, was CEO of Plan Review Inc., a consulting firm, and owner of H.H. Company, a specialty advertising company. He was a member of Gideons International and Kempsville Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for over thirty-four years.
His varied interests included coin collecting, traveling, and fishing. He was also an accomplished inventor, having been issued three patents.
Mr. Hathaway is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Dot Hathaway; two daughters, Robin L. Russell and her husband, Rev. Jeff Russell of Elizabeth City, NC, and Shannon L. Kelsey and her husband, Ken of Henderson, NC; a son, Timothy L. Hathaway and his wife, Lisa of Virginia Beach; ten grandchildren, John, Jared, and Jinger Russell, David, Brynn and Jenna Kelsey, and Timothy, Benjamin, Nicholas, and Emily Hathaway; a great-grandson, Douglas Selig; and two sisters, Aileen Radman and Eleanor Bordeau of Virginia Beach.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Kempsville Baptist Church, 5204 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach with Rev. Ken Carlton and Rev. Jeff Russell officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Gideons International or to Kempsville Baptist Church Tree of Life.
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