Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMario Funabashi
Birth30 Dec 1932, Amory, Monroe Co MS
Death3 May 1991, Huntsville, Madison Co AL Age: 58
FatherRestus Hale Hathcock (1896-1942)
MotherLorene Edgeworth (1907-1984)
Notes for Douglas Wilburn (Spouse 1)

Douglas Wilburn Hathcock, son of Restus Hale Hathcock and Lorene Edgewarth, was born in Amory, Monroe County, Mississippi in 1932. He attended puIblic schools there and entered Mississippi State University in 1950, taking a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954. He earned a Commission in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict as an Officer with the 5th Air Force in Japan from 1955 until 1957.

Upon returning to civilian life he engaged in the field of Electronic Engineering in California and attended the University of Santa Clara, graduating from that institution with a Masters of Business Administration in 1965. He was associated with Stanford Research Institute and several other research firms for a number of years before entering law school where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan in 1980.

Mr. Hathcock is a member of the Christian Church, arrl a lifelong member of the Masonic faternity. He has had a long term interest in researching and documenting his family history, and has privately published several books on the subject. He resides with his family in Huntsvi11e, Alabama where he maintains a general law practice
Notes for Douglas Wilburn (Spouse 1)
Douglas Hathcock was an avid genealogist and spent many years compiling information about Hathcock (and variant spelling) families of the South and Southeast. He published a number of books, as follows:

88-173171: Hathcock, Douglas W. (Douglas Wilburn), 1932- Hathcock Family History,
Huntsville, Ala.] : D.W. Hathcock, 1967-1984; vol. <1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 > : ill. ; 28 cm.
Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.H3635 1967

Volume I Hathcock Families in Monroe County, Mississippi,
December 1967, 146 pages.

Volume II Hathcock Families in St. Clair County, Alabama
June 1968, 16 pages (combined in Volume X)

Volume III Hathcocks in Early American History,
March 1973, 76 pages.

Volume IV [Hathcock Families of Colonial Virginia, and the Carolinas,
and Ancient Hathcock Families of England, (in progress). (as styled in vol VI )]

Hathcock Families of Ancient England, Colonial Virginia and the Carolinas,
Huntsville, Al.: privately published, 1989, 481 pages.

Volume V Hathcock, Heathcock, Haithcock, Hathcoat, et al.
Family Ancestrial Index and Directory,
March 1981, 100 pages (unpublished).

Volume VI Hathcock Families of Alabama and Other Southern States, 1812 to 1880.
June 1984, 500 pages.

Volume VII Hathcock Family History--A Summary,
November 1970, 45 pages.

Volume VIII Hathcock Families of Tennessee, 1812 to 1880.
July 1976, 187 pages

Volume IX Descendents of Benjamin Hathcock by Debra Baugh. 1985

Volume X Hathcock Families of Georgia, July 1972, 65 pages.

These volumes have been placed in the following locations:

Mobile Public Library, Mobile, Alabama; New York Public Library, New York City, New York; Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Mississippi; Huntsville Public Library, Huntsville, Alabama; Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin; Alabama Archives, Montgomery, Alabama; Georgia State Archives, Atlanta, Georgia; Genealogical Society of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Note that the various volumes numbers are not in the same order as the order in which the Hathcock books were actually published. The two most recent, and by far the largest, are volumes VI (1984) and IV (1989).
Notes for Douglas Wilburn (Spouse 1)

Douglas Wilburn Hathcock, who died May 3, 1991, was born on December 1932, to Restus Hale Hathcock and Lorene Edgeworth Hathcock in Amory, Monroe County, Mississippi. He had a naturally inquisitive mind from a very early age and built his first radio as a result of his interest in electronics at the age of 10. This interest in electronics and gadgetry persisted throughout his adult life. He obtained an advanced license in amateur radio and maintained contacts with fellow Hams throughout the world.

In high school he was an active participant in R.O.T.C. and, upon completing high school, he enrolled at Mississippi State University where he received a B.S. degree in 1954. He received a commission in the U.S. Air Force in December 1954 and underwent training in electronics at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He served with the 5th Air Force stationed in Japan from 1955 through 1957.

Upon his discharge from the service, Doug was employed as an Aerospace Engineer for Bendix Corporation, where he traveled worldwide. During these travels, he returned to Japan where we met and married in Tokyo in 1961. We have one daughter, Lori, who is married and the mother of two. Upon returning to the states, we made our home in Santa Clara, California, where he continued his education and received his M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University in 1965.

In April 1966, he was employed by Stanford Research Institute (now called SRI - Internation) and moved to Huntsville, Alabama, which became our permanent home. Doug developed an interest in the legal field and returned to school in pursuit of a Juris Doctorate degree, which he received in 1980 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan. He became a member of the Alabama Bar Association and the Masonic Lodge in Amory, Mississippi.

Shortly after we moved to Huntsville, Doug developed an intense interest in genealogy, an interest that would take us to numerous cemeteries and archives throughout the country in search of his ever expanding family tree. Many nights where spent compiling the material which his research uncovered. His research resulted in the private publication of several books on the Hathcock Family history which he bequeathed to the Family History Center, a branch of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Doug also had a passion for personal computers which he mastered and put to good use in his legal practice and in his study of genealogy. Life was always a wonderful adventure for him. He delighted in making preparations for each new challenge that the future might bring and was seemingly compelled to succeed at every endeavor, no matter what the obstacles might be.

Although the death of Douglas Hathcock leaves a void that can never be filled, both personally and professionally, we can rejoice in having experienced his zeal for life and his profession. Doug is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory, Mississippi.

I feel that Doug would want me to express to you how much he enjoyed his contacts with you as he gathered and passed on information about the Hathcock Family. He felt that without your invaluable help, his work would not have been possible.

Thank you so much for your support, care and concern.

Mariko Funabashi Hathcock
Huntsville, Alabama
December 1991
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