William Edward Hathorn

Published 8:35 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The funeral service for Mr. William Edward Hathorn will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Heucks Retreat Baptist Church. Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Riverwood Family of Brookhaven, Mississippi, and will resume Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at Heucks Retreat.

Mr. Hathorn, 76, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on Feb. 10, 2020, at St. Dominic Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on Oct. 12, 1943, in Columbia. His parents were the late Richard Carlos Hathorn and Sallie Bell Haynes Hathorn. Mr. Hathorn served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of University of Mississippi, where he earned both his Juris Doctorate and his Bachelor of Business Administration. He practiced law as a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and was an entrepreneur who founded many business enterprises. His career spanned decades and intertwined law, banking, and several business ventures including oil and gas.

Mr. Hathorn is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alford Hathorn; and son-in-law, Dean Boutwell; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael O’Roarke Speights and Beulah Courtney Speights

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Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dianne Speights Hathorn; son, William Michael Hathorn and wife, Jana; daughters, Elizabeth Anne Hathorn, Kimberley Kaye Calcote and husband, Preston, Courtney Dianne Owens and husband, Chuck, and Carla LeAnne Boutwell; sister, Mary Nell Patterson and husband, Charles; 17 grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay and Lanie Heffker, Ryan, Rachel and Ross Calcote, Trace, Turner and Trent Owens, Bo, Owen, Oliver, Anna Claire and Cooper Boutwell, Bonnie Hutcheson and husband, Blake, Adalyn Kate and Grayson Hathorn. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Bobby Speights.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heucks Retreat Baptist Church, Sanctuary Renovation Fund, 2167 Heucks Retreat Road NE, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.