He was born Jan. 27, 1942, in North Manchester, to Durwood and Marcella (Boyer) Hathaway. Jack was a 1960 graduate of Central High School, in North Manchester. He then received his bachelor’s degree from Manchester College. He married Diane Hepler, in 1962. He then married Patsy Carol Spiegle in Silver Lake, Ind., on Feb. 25, 1984. She died in 1998.
Jack worked for First National Bank, in Claypool, Ind., owned J&R Car sales and worked for Wabash Valley Manufacturing in Silver Lake. He retired from Hand Industries in Warsaw, and worked part time for Bechtel in Bedford, Ind. He was a member of Congregational Christan Church, in North Manchester, and the Masonic, Eagles and Moose Lodges. He enjoyed fishing, sprint car racing and western movies. He was an excellent cook and especially loved his family.
Jack is survived by his three children: Jeff (Diane) Hathaway and Kelly (Dan) Hale, both of Silver Lake; Jaclyn (Joseph) McGuigan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; three step-children: Kim S. Graham, Warsaw; Kyle Allen, Fort Wayne; Kip Allen, Warsaw; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister: Patricia Garrison, of North Manchester.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Todd Hathaway.
Visitation will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Kosciusko County Cancer Society.