The guy who never met a stranger—John H. Hathaway was born November 16th, 1978 to the parents of Howard R. Hathaway and Debra L Briggs. John passed away on January 2nd, 2022 at Elk City Regional Medical Center. John has two siblings an older brother Michael Hathaway of Hammondsport, New York, and a younger sister, Nicole Armstrong of Greenfield, Oklahoma. John is survived by his mother Debra L Fisher (Jamie Fisher) of Burns Flat OK. His Brother, Michael Hathaway (Cindy Hathaway) and sister Nicole Armstrong (Henry Armstrong), his nephews Michael Johnson, Orion Johnson, Cole Hunt, Nathan Albright, and nieces Samantha Hunt and Natalie Armstrong. He is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents several uncles as well as his father Howard Hathaway. John was a graduate of the Thomas Terriers class of 1998. He loved Thomas and always cheered for them at any game. John lived out his life in Burns Flat Oklahoma since 2004. He cheered for the local team but if Thomas was playing, he always cheered for them. John always bled green. Thomas was his favorite school and it was the school that accepted John for who he was. We must say goodbye to John. His service is on February 19th at the Thomas High School Auditorium where he was the happiest person that could ever be. John had a childlike faith in God and he loved his church. John attended the Living Waters Church in Burns Flat and was a member in recent years. He also attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burns Flat where he had been a member for years. John was loved by all and never met a stranger. So please join us on February 19th at 2 p.m. at the Thomas High School auditorium to celebrate John's life and to give him the send-off that he so richly deserves. It’s what he would do for everybody else.