Joe Hashop, 89, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 1, 2005, in Corsicana.
Joe was born Dec. 3, 1915 in Houston to Louis and Annie Hashop. He grew up on Third Avenue playing with his older brother Will, his sister Rosa, and his younger brother Louis Jr. They were a close-knit family who spent Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together most of their lives. They enjoyed each otherís company and were always there to help each other.
Joe graduated from Corsicana High School in
1933. He spent his early years running
Hashopís Drug on Beaton Street with his father and his brother Will. It was a place to get a good chocolate soda, a dose of current local politics, and to tell a few hunting stories. His circle of friends from the drug store was large in number and included young and old. Often mistaken for his brother as they looked alike to most people, he never corrected people when they called him Will.
Joe served in the Army Air Corps in
World War II as a bombardier and saw action on the western front in Germany. He stayed in the Reserves and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Joe Hashop loved Corsicana, his farm on Corbet slab, his family and friends. He loved hunting birds and the dogs who accompanied him. He loved fishing on the Texas coast at Aransas Pass and camping on St. Joseph Island with his buddies. He owned his own aircraft which he loved flying, he was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174, and was a director of City National Bank.
Joe is survived by his brother Will Hashop of Ennis and his borther Louis Hashop Jr. of League City. He has eight living nieces and nephew: Rebecca Stephenson of Evergreen, CO, Katheryn Brader of Austin, Bill Hashop of Dallas, Sara Brown of Liberty, Bobby Ross of Corsicana, Terry Hashop and Ricky Hashop, both of League City, and STee Hashop of The Woodlands, and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rosa Hashop Ross, and nephew Fred Hashop of Beaumont.
Joe Hashop had many wonderful seasons of his life. He will be remembered by his family for his warm and generous spirit. He was someone you could count on.
He wanted to leave this country a better place than he found it. One of the ways he accomplished this was by making his farm a place of beauty where gentle cows grazed under pecan trees and there was hay on the field ready to be cut. He shared the care of his farm with Alan Thedford, who has been a close friend and faithful companion. Our family wishes to thank Mary, Dorothy, Beverly, and Brenda for the wonderful care they gave Uncle Joe, allowing him to stay in his home. Many thanks to Dr. Kyle Hamilton and the staff at Navarro Regional Hospital for providing care and comfort; we are grateful to you.
A service to celebrate the life of Joe Hashop will be held today, July 3, 2005, at 4 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Alexander, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glenn Sodd, Alan Thedford, Bobby Ross, Bill Hashop, Ricky Hashop, Steve Hashop, and Terry Hashop. Honorary pallbearer is Dee Hawkinson.
We wish everyone had an uncle like our Uncle Joe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the name of Joe Hashop
to the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
H.R. No. 436
R E S O L U T I O N
WHEREAS, The passing of Joe Hashop of Corsicana on July 1, 2005, at the age
of 89, brought a great loss to the family and friends of this beloved gentleman,
and it is fitting to honor him at this time; and
WHEREAS, Born in Houston on December 3, 1915, Mr. Hashop shared many happy
times with his close-knit family during his youth; he graduated from Corsicana
High School in 1933 and worked with his father and older brother at Hashop's
Drug as a young man; and
WHEREAS, A World War II veteran, Mr. Hashop served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
as a bombardier and saw action on the western front in Germany; he remained in
the Army Reserve after his discharge, retiring as a lieutenant colonel; and
WHEREAS, Beloved by his family, "Uncle Joe" was an avid outdoorsman and
aeronautical enthusiast with a passion for hunting, fishing, and flying; he was
also a skilled and dedicated farmer, sharing the care of his farm on Corbet slab
for many years with Alan Thedford, his close friend; and
WHEREAS, A 32nd degree Mason in Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174, Mr. Hashop
was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and was a director of
City National Bank; and
WHEREAS, Joe Hashop was a man of great generosity and kindness, and although
his loss has left a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him, his
spirit will live on in their hearts for years to come as they remember him
fondly and often; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas Legislature,
1st Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of Joe Hashop and extend
sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his brothers, Will Hashop and
Louis Hashop, Jr.; to his nieces and nephews, Rebecca Stephenson, Katheryn
Brader, Bill Hashop, Sara Brown, Bobby Ross, Terry Hashop, Ricky Hashop, and
Steve Hashop; to his lifelong friend and companion, Ruth Scott; and to the many
other relatives and friends of this esteemed Texan; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for his family
and that when the Texas House of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in
memory of Joe Hashop.
From the 1933 Corsican, Yearbook of the Corsicana High School,
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX