Leland M. HAWES Jr.

Tampa, Florida


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HAWES, JR., Leland M., 83, of Tampa, died on May 18, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. Leland decided he wanted to be in the news-paper business as a boy in Thonotosassa, and worked in the profession until he was 75. The son of Leland M. Hawes Sr. and Virginia McMaster Hawes, he is survived by his...

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My first job after college was with the Tampa Tribune. I was hired as a lab tech and advanced to a photo journalist. Leland and I became good friends from the moment we met in 1967 until his passing. We last talked on the phone a few weeks earlier. I find it hard to know he's gone, but he still lives in my memories and in heart. Farewell my special friend.

Another great Tampa native writer has left us in sadness to mourn along with his family, friends and co-worker's. Our prayer's and heartfelt sympathy are with each and everyone of Mr. Hawes loved ones. You will missed by all. Rest in peace.