OBITUARY

Wilbert LaVerne Hawley

August 3, 1930August 6, 2017

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 www.cromartiemiller.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Charlotte Reason

August 9, 2017

Mr.Bob Hawley was one of the kindest men that I have ever met. Prayers for comfort and peace to the family.

Charlotte Reason

August 9, 2017

Mr.Bob Hawley was one of the kindest men that I have ever met. Prayers for comfort and peace to the family.

Sharon Carter

August 9, 2017

Deepest sympathy to your family.

Gaile and Michael McLamb

August 9, 2017

Such a wonderful person. Michael and I considered Mr Bob and Ms Beth 2 of our dearest friends. We will miss him in our lives. Traveling memories and "building" memories. ...much love!!

Kim, Michael, and Lloyd McNeill

August 9, 2017

The family of the late William McNeill is sorry to hear of your loss. Our father loved you all dearly and, we do as well. Mr Bob was a sweet man. Our father poured a lot of driveways for Mr Bob & Ricky and, he enjoyed what he did. Your names along with Mrs Beth came up A LOT at our house over the years. Our hearts are heavy. Mr Bob will truly be missed. We love you!

Debbie Joyner

August 8, 2017

Debbie and Ricky, I was sad to hear about the passing of your Dad. I have only great memories of your Dad and your Mother . They were wonderful , fun and loving people. Thinking of you

Terry Tew

August 8, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bob and Mrs. Beth were the very best neighbors anyone could ever wish for. I will always remember Mr. Bob replying to something you said with a 'Yeah Boy' and a smile. I will truly miss the times of walking over for a visit but I know there is one great celebration going on today.

Terry Tew

August 8, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bob and Mrs. Beth were the very best neighbors anyone could ever wish for. I will always remember Mr. Bob replying to something you said with a 'Yeah Boy'. I will truly miss the times of walking over for a visit.

Pennie Lucas

August 8, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bob was a gentle soul and always so humble. He will be missed. Jack and Pennie Lucas

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY