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Lowe-Gardner Chapel
Thursday December 31st, 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Bob Ray Hawley

Bob R. Hawley, 71, of Alba, Texas passed away on December 28, 2020, in Quitman, Texas.  A Funeral Service will be Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes, Officiating will be Mike Leeper.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the Service, beginning at 12:00 Noon. 

Bob was born in Spur, Texas on April 23, 1949 to Bobby Hawley, Sr. and Carrie Kimmel Hawley.  He married his lovely wife, Sherri Hawley, on February 7, 1973. They were married for 47 years. 

Bob served in the United States Army, 1st Calvary, Flight Operations, and proudly served Two Tours of Duty in Vietnam from 1968 – 1971.  He and his wife, Sherri, owned Hawley’s Cleaners in Quitman for 20 years and also had branches in Mineola and Gilmer during that time.  Bob developed, owned, and operated two Lake Fork RV Parks.  He loved hunting and fishing, occasional trips to the Casino, and in the last few years he enjoyed his time on the back porch at the Lake.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Mother-in-Law, and brother Tony Hawley.

Left to Cherish his memory are his wife, Sherri, of Alba; son, Bailey Ray Hawley, Alba; daughter Jennie Leeper and husband Mike, Burleson; grandchildren, Bradford Hawley, Cody Hawley, Preston Hawley, Jessica Williams and husband Kyle, Michael Leeper, Jr. and wife Lauren and Julianne Toholsky and husband Jake; and four great-grandchildren

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pilot Club of Quitman, Texas, P.O. Box 1265, Quitman, Texas 75783 or to the American Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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We are so sorry for your loss. We just found out 1/23 when we came to the park to check on the trailer. He was a great man and always checked on us and waved at me as I sit in the back of the boat getting hauled to the boat ramp. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family! He will be dearly missed.
Bobby and Debbie Tyner

Debbie Tyner Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

When God made Bob the mold was put away! Ive never known a more goal seeking person.
You can see it in the homes and R V parks he and Sherri built.
Best memory was fishing trip to Calico Rock. We caught lots of trout and had a barrel of fun!
Great cook!
God speed my friend!

Gary Taylor Jan 22 2021 12:00 AM

We just heard yesterday of Bobs passing. We will miss our chats at Pelican Point. Prayers for the family.

Steve and Julie Hummert Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

We have many memories of Bob and will always remember him driving through the park stopping to chat. He will be missed. Our Prayers and thoughts are with Sherri and the family.
David, Cyndi and Drew Phillips
Lot 11 and 13.

Cyndi Phillips Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Bob, although I am happy you are living a better life now, with our Lord in Heaven, selfishly I will miss you greatly-our family will miss you greatly.
You have been in our lives for over 20 years, and have become like family to us. We respected you, and truly loved you- and I believe you knew that.
I am happy to have had you as a friend. You will not be forgotten- much love, Kelley, Jasen, and Marty

May God be with you, Sherry and Bailey, as well as the rest of your family during this difficult time of loss.

Kelley & Marty Jenkins Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

We will always remember his ride around the park to make sure everyone was ok. Never would he pass without a friendly hand-wave or smile. Rest In Peace Bob!

Jowers family Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

Bob, although I am thankful you are now living your best life, free from sickness and pain with our Heavenly Father, selfishly I will miss you greatly, our family will miss you greatly. You have been in our lives for over 20 yrs. and became family to us.
We respected you, and truly loved you...I believe you knew that. I am grateful to have known you, and to have called you friend. Much love to you Bob!
Kelley, Jasen, and Marty Jenkins

May the Lord be with you Sherry and Bailey, and all of your family during this difficult time of loss for your family.

Kelley & Marty Jenkins Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM