Hubert- Edgar Ogden “Ray” Hathaway, 94, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at Onslow Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was born August 9, 1924 in Stockton, NJ son of the late, Francis Ogden and Lenora Kennedy Hathaway.
A funeral service will be held Saturday March 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sandy Bain and Rev. Terry Golden officiating. Burial will follow at the Burns Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of Robert and Linda Hartsfield.
Ray faithfully served his country during WWII serving in the US Navy. He then attended college and began a career in the radio business as an engineer. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, was a ham radio operator, and was a member of the Seaside Masonic Lodge and a Shriner.
He is survived by wife, Barbara Burns Hathaway of the home; daughter, Lenora Williamson (Danny) of Atkinson; sons, Kenneth H. Hathaway of Atkinson, G. Preston Hathaway (Robin) of Newport, M. Shannon Cowan of Greenville, Matt T. Cowan (Sherry) of Hubert, and Robert Hathaway (Barbara) of NJ; and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Judith Hudspeth and Theodora Cole; and a brother, Robert Hathaway.
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