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Obituary- Boyce Junior Hathcock



On Saturday, May 19, 2007, our Daddy,  Boyce Junior Hathcock,  was called home by his Saviour and entered into the streets of glory where he was joined by our Mother and his wife of fifty-eight years, Claudine Tucker Hathcock,  who deceased on August 4, 2006.

 

Daddy was a lifetime resident of Locust and the founder of Cross Roads Tire Store in Midland, NC, where his only son, Dennis, started to work with him at an early age of twelve on holidays and Saturdays and then continued in the family business after high school and worked along side by side with Daddy every day until he tripped and fell at the store on April 25, 2007 resulting in a total hip replacement.  Daddy was transferred to Forrest Oaks Nursing Center in Albemarle for therapy and in the early morning hours of May 19, 2007, suffered a massive stroke resulting in his death at 5:25 pm at Stanly Memorial Hospital.

 

Daddy was a member of the North Carolina Walking Horse Association where he held many positions over thirty-five years.  Besides his Lord and his family, his love was the Tennessee Walking Horse.  He raised many colts from his barn in Locust  that later became world class show horses and his greatest pleasure was being at the Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn every year for the two week show.  He and Mother had perfect attendance from 1962 until 2002 when he suffered a stroke.

 

Daddy and Mother were charter members of Locust United Methodist Church where he served his Lord faithfully.

 

He was the son of the late Erma Helms Love and is survived by one daughter, Lynda Hathcock Huneycutt & John, and one son, Dennis Hathcock and Kim, all of Locust.  He has five granddaughters, Chrystal Huneycutt Abernathy & Edgar of Olive Branch, Miss;

Amber Hathcock Hatley & Michael of Locust; Amanda Huneycutt Campbell & Marion of Shelbyville, Tenn; Brittany Hathcock Rhodes & Keith of Stanfield; Courtney Hathcock Hatley & Phillip of Locust.  There are four great grandchildren, Claudia Gribble, Zoee Hatley, John Tucker Campbell and Grayden Hatley.  Another great granddaughter, Ella Grace Abernathy, is due on June 8, 2007.

 

Survivors also include sisters Carolyn Love Huneycutt of Columbia, SC and  Virginia Love Reynolds of Charlotte, NC; and one brother James Love of Tampa, Fla.

 

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 21, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Hartsell Funeral Home, Midland, NC.  Funeral services will be at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Midland, NC on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 11:00 with Pastor Duane Ivey and Pastor Keith Austin..  Burial will follow at the Locust United Methodist Cemetary, Locust, NC.  All memorials in loving memory of Daddy should be made to Locust United Methodist Church, Locust, NC.

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