John Robert “Johnny Bob” Hathaway

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John Robert “Johnny Bob” Hathaway, age 73, of Harrisburg, passed away at 6:50 PM, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his residence in Harrisburg, Illinois surrounded by his family.

Johnny Bob was born on March 23, 1946, in Harrisburg, to the late, Earl and LaVern (Aldridge) Hathaway. On June 26, 1965 he married Sheila Keating and she survives in Harrisburg. Johnny Bob was a farmer for over forty years and a local businessman. He owned and operated Hathaway Feed Store for the last twenty years. He was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he was crazy about his grandchildren

Johnny Bob is survived by three children; daughter, Julie Ann Kuppart and husband Roman of Harrisburg, Illinois; son, John Christopher of Harrisburg, Illinois; daughter, Jamie Lynn Davidson and husband Jason of Harrisburg, Illinois; grandchildren; sister, LaNell Sittig and husband Les; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hathaway; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Johnny Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Hathaway and Donald Hathaway.

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Billy Dye, Jr. will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Harrisburg High School FFA program. Condolences may be left for the family at


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