Bob R. Hawley  1949-2020


Bob R. Hawley, 71, of Alba passed away on Dec. 28, 2020 in Quitman. Funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes. Officiating was Mike Leeper. The family received friends two hours prior to the service, beginning at noon.  

Bob was born in Spur on April 23, 1949 to Bobby Hawley, Sr. and Carrie Kimmel Hawley. He married his lovely wife, Sherri Hawley, on Feb. 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 1968-71. He and his wife, Sherri, owned Hawley’s Cleaners in Quitman for 20 years and also had branches in Mineola and Gilmer. 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 was 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.