Wilbert LaVerne Hawley

3 August, 19306 August, 2017
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Mr. Bob Hawley, age 87, of the Plain View Community in Dunn, NC passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, August 6, 2017. He was born August 3, 1930 in Sampson County, North Carolina the son of the late Wilbert and Hettie Hawley of Dunn. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years and the love of his life, Beth Hawley; and his brothers, Ken, Sherrill, Clarence and Stanley Hawley. Bob graduated from Plain View School in 1948 and followed his education with a career in construction where he was a building contractor. He retired after a thirty five year career building homes in Sampson, Harnett, Cumberland, Wake and Moore Counties. He served for numerous years as a deacon at Union Grove Church, then became a member of Lee’s Chapel O.F.W.B. Church. Bob loved to travel with his wife and friends with Don’s Travel Club and trips with his family. He had traveled every state in the United States with the exception of two. He traveled to Mexico and found that he truly enjoyed his many trips to Canada. He built a vacation home in Fancy Gap, Virginia, loved the Mountains, Lakes and beach, and later even purchased homes in both White Lake, NC and Calabash, NC. Family and friends enjoyed these homes for years. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Ricky Hawley; daughter, Debby Chiarella and husband Frank; granddaughter, Christy Hawley Smith and husband Matthew; sister, Nora Strickland White all of Plain View; and his beloved canine companion and fur baby, Blue. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Lee’s Chapel Williford Cemetery. The family will also receive friends at the home of Frank and Debby Chiarella at 431 Christmas Tree Road in Dunn, NC Memorials may be made in Bob’s honor to Victory Junction Youth Camp, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or to Free Will Baptist Church Children’s Home, PO Box 249, Middle Sex, NC 27557. Please share memories and condolences with the family at

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