Carlos J. Hawley

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Carlos J. Hawley, age 84, of Greenville passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Carlos was born in Highland, IL the only child of Carlos C. and Ruth E. (Minges) Hawley. He married D. June Clymer on July 14, 1946 in Greenville, IL. She preceded him in death on February 13, 1997. He then married Dorothy E. Buchanan Davis on April 8, 1998 in Pocahontas, IL. She survives. He is also survived his children; Don Hawley of Pocahontas, IL Nancy Garrett of Maeystown, IL Kay S. Robertson of Blue Mound, IL Christy J. Knapp of Pacific, MO. Barbara Adair of Collinsville, IL David W. Hawley of Vienna, IL James H. Hawley of Okinawa, Japan 21 grandchildren 35 great grandchldren He was preceded in death by his first wife June, a daughter Judith, a son Jerry A., and one great grandchild Carlos grew up and lived all but 20 years of his life in Greenville. He enlisted in the Navy on March 15, 1944 and served as a gunner on a torpedo bomber. He attained the ranking of AOM 3/Cc serviing in VT (Torpedo Squadron) 42 and was discharged on June 20, 1946. He was an Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster, and District Commissioner. He was also an electrical contractor for 20 years in Greenville, head of the Rescue Squad for Civil Defense in Bond County during the 40's and 50's. He spent 19 years in The Railway Mail Service and six years in the Edwardsville Post Office retiring as Superintendent of Mail. While in Edwardsville he was also Radioligical Defense Officer for Southwest Illinois. In 1972 he received a Master of Business from SIU-Edwardsville. He served as an accountant for SWIPAC and then became a teacher of Advanced Accounting, Auditing and Business Law at Northeast Iowa Community College. After returning to Illinois he served as the first Zoning Administrator for Bond County, and as an EMT for Pocahontas and Smithboro Fire Departments and both the Illinois Medical Emergency Team and the Regional Emergency Response Team. Finally, served as the president of the Bond County Genealogical Society and Editor of the Bond county Genealogical Quarterly, as well as hospice volunteer.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 10 AM

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 4-8 PM

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  1. Courtland Conkwright sent this to us, we were unaware. We are so sorry for your loss. The family needs to get together sometime to connect.

  2. . Our families just learned about this yesterday from another Hawley cousin. I am so sorry that we never knew about Carlos passing. On behalf of all the Riggin's family I would like to express our deep condolences to Carlos family. Carlos was a good man and I so enjoyed the visits I did have with him. He helped me so much in learning more about our families of the past. I know he will be missed by many, but rest assured that he has his place next to the Lord as I speak. Court Conkwright and Sandra Conkwright Brubaker

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