Harold Ray Hawley "Hoover" CHARLOTTE - Mr. Hawley, age 85, of Charlotte, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Born April 2, 1928 in Wilson County, NC, he was a son of the late Lloyd Henry Hawley and Cleola Estelle Pender Hawley. Mr. Hawley served honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver. Mr. Hawley was a devoted member of Plaza Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman. The service to celebrate the Life of Harold Ray Hawley will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 5th at McEwen Funeral Service - Derita Chapel with Reverend David A. Gales, officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Edna Jean Hill Hawley; two children, Teresa Plyler (Eddie) of Monroe and Steven Hawley (Gena) of Indian Trail; four siblings, James Hawley, Rondel Hawley, Eleanor "Gray" Glover and Edna Scott; a granddaughter, Stephanie Gordon Good (James) of Davidson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hawley was preceded in death by a sister, Eythel Murphy. Memorials may be made to Plaza Baptist Church. 3321 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service - Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262 (704-596-3291). Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenderitachapel.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014