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Wayne Weaver "Cookie" Hawkins

1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Wayne Weaver "Cookie" Hawkins Obituary
Wayne Weaver "Cookie" Hawkins, 90, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Manor, Dodge City after a long courageous fight with bladder cancer.

He was born September 8, 1923 in LaCrosse, Kansas, the son of Glendon Weaver and Iva Lorraine Allen Hawkins. He graduated from Dodge City High School and attended Dodge City Community College. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII in the South Pacific and also served with the Civil Air Patrol in Dodge City for several years.

On March 30, 1949 he married Billie Louise Allphin in Dalhart, Texas.

After the war, Wayne came home to Dodge City and worked at his family's Pioneer Hotel. He then worked at Warshaw's Mens Wear for 15 years. After that, Wayne worked for Gibson's Discount Centers as a soft goods buyer. He then went to work as an assistant manager at Walmart. In 1990 he and his son, John, started a commercial property business, Hawkins Investments. He owned and operated Wild Bill's Curio & Gift Shop with his wife and was working until his illness in October 2013.

He loved flying and playing golf and was always the camera man for every family event. He was loved dearly by his wife of 65 years and his seven children, who remember all he did and taught them throughout the years.

Survivors include: his wife, Billie, of the home; 3 sons, Robert, Dodge City, Mike and wife Jane, Winfield, Kansas and John and wife Amanda, Andover, Kansas; 3 daughters, Susie Faulds and companion Janie Gregg, Debbie Neier and Teri Wagner and husband John all of Dodge City; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Tracy, who died in 2001.

A private family service will take place at a later date. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Trinity Manor in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Dodge City Daily Globe on July 23, 2014
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