In Loving Memory

Donald Hathorn, Sr.

October 31, 1949 - March 21, 2023


Donald Hathorn Sr. passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL.  Donald was a native Texan, born in Crockett, Texas on October 31, 1949, to Fred & Beatrice Hathorn.  He was currently a resident of Daphne, Alabama.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James Hathorn and two stepsons, Kevin & Brian George.  He is survived by his beautiful wife, Patricia Hathorn; his three children, Tonya (John) of Mont Belvieu, TX, Donald Hathorn (Deborah) of Bacliff, TX and Melisa Parsons (George) of Winnie, TX; and eight grandchildren, Megan, Heather, Tyler, Hunter, Hayden, Landen, Kayla & Kelle.  He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren.  

Donald was known to many as Mr. Donnie.  He served as a Mason of the LaPorte Lodge 857.  Donald spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry working hard to be the provider for his family.  He retired at the age of 61 as a Chief Pipeline Inspector.  Throughout his career he made many long-lasting friendships and was loved and respected by those who worked for him and with him.

Donald was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 22 years. The love they shared was beyond just a marriage, they were soulmates.  There was nothing that Donald would not do for Pat.  He also had a “fur-ever” friend in Sadie.  He adored her and she adored him, and they both looked forward to their daily walks together.  Her favorite place was right by his side. 

Donald was a loving father to his children and was always there when they needed him.  There was not an opportunity that went by that he did not take the chance to express how much he loved them.

The time his loved ones had with him will be forever cherished and he is greatly missed by all.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

1 Comment

  1. Patricia Elkins Van Natta

    My dad, Charles Elkins and Donnie worked together fogether for many years. He was like family to us and we loved him very much. In my dad’s final days with Alzheimer’s he talked about Donnie a lot. He was a very special person in his life. I know they are are reminiscing in heaven now.


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