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Gary Lee Hathaway, 64, of Salisbury, NC passed away December 6, 2012 at Rowan Regional Medical Center surrounded by family. Mr. Hathaway was born May 6, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri to the late Norval Hathaway and Helen Saltkill.
Mr. Hathaway worked for the United States Postal Service as a mailman. Gary Lee Hathaway proudly served his country as a United States Marine in Vietnam and the Philippines. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat Action Ribbon for his brave service. Gary enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, spending time outdoors, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his father, Gary is preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Hathaway II.
Mr. Hathaway is survived by his wife; Carol Leach Hathaway, a son; Gary Wayne Hathaway of the home, daughters; Dawn Marie Hathaway Wray of Oregon, and April Leona Hathaway Lyle of Oregon, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carolina Cremation.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Hathaway family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.