Joseph Patrick Hathaway

April 17, 1951 - January 13, 1975

The Norman Transcript

Joseph Patrick Hathaway Jr., 23, 1240 Estates Drive, was found dead Monday in Tucson, Ariz. Services are pending with Primrose Funeral Home.

Hathaway was a 1969 graduate of Norman High School. He had lived here since 1962. He moved here from Tulsa where he was born April 17, 1951.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Thomas of the home; father, John P. Hathaway Sr. of Tucson; stepfather, Kent Thomas of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Carol Ann Smith of the home, Mrs. Cheryl Hargis of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Roberta Fulbright of Gracemont and grandmother, Mrs. Lennie Gurnells of Tucson.

The Norman Transcript

Services for Joseph Patrick Hathaway Jr., 23, 1240 Estates Drive, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Primrose Chapel.

The Rev. U. L. Harshfield, pastor of the Church of the New Life, Oklahoma City, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Oklahoma City.

Bearers will be Mike Hardwick, Lindsay Bailey, Steve Olson, Mark Pearson, David Perot and Taylor Dorsett.

Hathaway was found dead Monday in Tucson, Ariz.

Burial: Resthaven OKC

Sharing Memories of Joseph Patrick Hathaway
e-mail to Peggy Smith

Missed by his Mother, Mary Thomas, sister Roberta and Sherry and friends.

Joe (Cheeks) Hathaway was a phenomenal guitar player. His most favorite guitar player was Terry Kath, guitar player for Chicago. Like so many young musicians in the 70's, Joe was into rock n roll. I remember the time he locked himself in his apartment in order to learn the guitar solo from Chicago's 25 to 64. A week later he came out with the solo exactly like the record. Had Joe survived those days, he would have amazed many! I had the opportunity to enjoy his company for those brief five years after high school. Joe also played the trombone in high school. His nickname, of course, was because of his big cheeks. A familiar statement of ours was "Haul Cheeks", which meant "Go Fast!" After all these years, I still think of his laugh and love of music. We saw Chicago seven times and spoke with some of them after their show in Stillwater, Ok. I played music for 40 years and know he would've done the same.

~Mike Hardwick, class of 1969


NHS 1969 Deceased

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