Donald Joe Hatherly
1950 - 2021
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Donald Joe Hatherly
Donald Joe Hatherly went home to Jesus on February 14, 2021 at age 70. Don was born to Clarence (Sam) and Mary Hatherly on August 5, 1950 in Austin, TX. As a child, he loved working on his family's cattle ranch. Don met his wife, Becky Moore-Hatherly in Bastrop, Tx. They married in May of 2011. Don owned a commercial construction company for over 50 years. In addition to being a dedicated and loving husband, friend, father, and grandfather, Don also loved dancing, playing pool, boating, camping, his famous road trips, and of course, the King himself, Elvis. Throughout his life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with all who surrounded him. Don joins his father, Clarence (Sam) his mother, Mary and both sets of grandparents: Cecile and Harvey Law, William and Tula Hatherly in Heaven. He is survived by his wife Becky, his sons Steven Vail from Lytton Springs, Troy and his wife Lizz Hatherly from Houston, Kenneth Hatherly from Round Rock. His daughters Roxanne and her husband Nathan Shepherd from Jacksonville, Shawna Hatherly from Pflugerville, Jennifer and her husband Matt Budzise from Trinity, TX, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas on Wednesday, February 24. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10 A.M. at First Baptist Church in New Waverly with grave side services at Austin Memorial Cemetery at 4 P.M., located at 2800 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78731. Please visit to leave condolences for the family. Exodus 23:20 "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared."

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.
Funeral service
10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
Graveside service
04:00 PM
Austin Memorial Cemetery
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February 25, 2021
I was so sorry to hear about Don. He was always so nice whenever we saw each other, and I know he loved Becky and she loved him. You could see that love shining wherever they were. May you find peace where there is none. Love... Jo
Jolene Rodgers
February 25, 2021
I've known Don since I was a little girl when I became friends with his daughters Roxanne and Shawna. He took me in as one of his own and will always hold a special place in my heart as my Dad#2. His great smile and sense of humor got me through a lot of difficult times in my life and I will always be grateful to him for everything he did for me. I will always love and miss him. I was incredibly blessed to have all the family in my life. I love you all. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there today in person.
Amy Price
February 24, 2021
I'm so grateful I got to meet Don this past summer spent the day on the Lake with Don & Becky.We had a great time and I was looking forward to many more . I know he was a good man and will be truly missed.My sincerest thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends , but we will all be joined again someday . Don I know you are enjoying your new Heavenly home .
All my Love to Becky and Family
Sherry Turnage
February 23, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Kathy Tolbert
February 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
R.I.P Don
Michael Savely
February 21, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Prayers and love to each family member and friend.
Alana Bishop
February 20, 2021
Becky, I'm truly sorry for your loss. God grace and strength to you. Keep the faith.

Pastor Mike Schwartz
Mike Schwartz
February 20, 2021
Rick Willis
February 20, 2021
Don, I am so glad you came in to our life. Thank you for taking care of my sister you brought such joy to our family. Always laughing and joking. I never seen you mad. I will always keep you in my heart ❤ Rest in peace
Deanna Wooley
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