Shawn D. Hathaway

June 20, 1968 - December 23, 2020

Shawn D. Hathaway, 52 of Beaumont, left for his forever home in heaven on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He was born to Karol Harrington Hathaway and Henry Hathaway in Port Arthur.

Shawn worked at Exxon Mobil Chemical for thirty years, where he fostered many lifelong friendships, that became his second family. He took his job extremely serious, he led by example and was well respected by all. He was also known for his sense of humor and quick wittedness.

Shawn’s greatest joy was his family. He loved spending time with his children, Easton and Nicci. They enjoyed many simple things in life together. They loved movie nights and had many vacations at their family home in Colorado.

Amber, his inherited daughter, brought much joy to his life. They shared a very special bond, that will never be broken. They truly loved and cherished each other.

Shawn referred to himself as “Daddy” to everyone, but the name that he treasured the most was what his grandson Cooper called him “Cat Daddy.” This was a name Shawn hand-picked for himself, before Lil’ Cooper came along.

Shawn’s very best friend was his wife Becky. They were indeed soulmates. They were each other’s worlds from day one. Their love for each other, could only be described as “A match made in heaven.” Their life together was indeed a love story.

Shawn lived life with an infectious personality, laughter and love. He was a kind-hearted and honorable man who would do anything for the people in his life. It has been often said… “To know him, was to love him”. He never met a stranger and made everyone feel welcomed and loved. His legacy will live on, through the many lives he touched.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Hathaway of Beaumont; son, Easton Hathaway of Katy; daughters, Nicci Hathaway of Katy and Amber Lange of Fannett; grandson, Cooper Lange of Fannett; parents, Karol and Henry Hathaway of Pinewood; and brothers, Bret Hathaway, of Houston and Lance Hathaway and his wife, Suzan of Orange.

He is proceeded in death by his grandparents, “Mom Marie and Pop” Harrington and uncle, Doug Harrington, Sr.

A gathering of Mr. Hathaway’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Broussard’s, Beaumont with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Funeral Service

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  • 12/30/2020
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Gathering of Family and Friends

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  • 12/29/2020
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Emily Everett Allen

There are no words to express how truly sorry we are for your loss. Our families have been friends since the early '70s and share many, many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you peace. Much love, Chris, Emily (Everett), Aaron and Andrew Allen.

Jamie Allen fettters

Rip Shawn fly high watch over Becky and Amber , Cooper as I know you will I had the pleasure of knowing you and what a wonderful husband daddy and grandpa you Are so loved by them all fly high until You embrace them again You embrace your family again.

Debbie Bayless

You were a good friend and will be missed by so many. I remember all those beach trips, jet ski runs with the kids, and trips to The Camp as your dad affectionately refers to his home away from home in Colorado. The Bible promises that god resurrects those who have passed away in death and that our sins are forgiven through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rest In Peace Shawn. Until we see you again. May the peace of god help the family during this difficult time.

Madhav Acharya

I worked at BCSP from 2004-06 and remember Shawn as a very warm individual who worked hard and stood by his team. He was always willing to go the extra mile with a smile on his face. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones for their tragic loss.

Lynda Wright

Becky, our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your precious family. May God hold and bless your family. Love you

Jaime Capps

Henry and carol I’m so sorry to hear about Shawn. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I have good memories all the way from 1980 visiting and spending time with you Love and miss you jaime