In Memory

George Kevin Hathorn - Class of 1975

George Kevin Hathorn, age 56, passed away peacefully in his home in Garland, TX, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Kevin was born to Margaret Smith Hathorn and the late Carl M. Hathorn, Jr. He was the grandson of the late Opal and Hubern Smith, and Dale and Carl M. Hathorn, Sr. of Center. He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Marcus Hathorn. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Hathorn of Center, two sisters, Suzanne Hathorn and Colleen Hathorn Hetherington of Garland, TX, a brother, Wallis L. Hathorn and his two daughters, Michaela and Mariska Hathorn of Bedford, Texas, and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kevin was born in Center, Texas on March 6, 1957. He attended Center schools through the 4th grade and graduated high school at Seoul American High School, Seoul, Korea, in June 1975. He attended the University of Texas-Austin and Texas State Technical College in Waco, where he received an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. He was a computer programmer with AT&T in Dallas. Kevin was honored by AT&T for a computer program he created saving AT&T millions of dollars. Kevin enjoyed a lifelong passion for music. He played bass guitar with a small band in Dallas as well as acoustic guitar, violin and had recently begun the study of the Harpejji. Kevin maintained lifelong friendships with classmates. One friend from his high school days described him “as a kind and gentle person, quiet and thoughtful”and another as “the most honorable man I’ve ever known.” A memorial honoring Kevin was held by his co-workers at AT&T. A private graveside service will be scheduled at a later date. Friends who wish to remember Kevin are asked to do so by supporting the American Heart Association. Kevin’s family wishes to thank you for the many calls and emails that have been so kind and supportive.

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09/08/13 04:27 PM #1    

Colleen Hathorn (Hetherington) (1974)

09/13/13 03:10 PM #2    

Betty Best (Krause) (1974)

We have great memories of Kevin, always loved his smile and good nature!! We are blessed to have him as a fellow Seoulmate - he will be missed.  Continued condolences, love, peace and comfort to his family and friends!


Love, peace,


Betty and Bill Krause

09/13/13 03:48 PM #3    

Angie Richards (1974)

God be with you Kevin!  You made the world smile and I was blessed by knowing you.

09/16/13 08:33 PM #4    

Colleen Hathorn (Hetherington) (1974)

Angie, Betty and Bill,

Thank you for your kind words.  I miss him every day.

01/05/14 12:08 PM #5    

Patricia Flanagan (1975)

Kevin was a great friend of mine at SAHS and in recent years we reconnected. I remember his love of music back at SAHS when he would sit behind school playing music on his boom box. I always thought he was a great guy and wish I had gotten the chance to see him again.

Much love to his family and friends and my deepest regrets. He was a really good friend to me.

Patricia M. Flanagan

01/05/14 03:15 PM #6    

Colleen Hathorn (Hetherington) (1974)

Thank you, Patricia.

01/06/14 02:27 PM #7    

Michael O'Brien

As a teacher at Seoul American High School I remember Kevin well.  My thoughts go out to his family and classmates and friends. 

Michael F. O'Brien aka Mr. O'

01/06/14 07:44 PM #8    

Colleen Hathorn (Hetherington) (1974)

Thank you, Mr. O'.

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