Euell Silas Hawley, 88, of Little Rock, passed away June 20, 2013. He was born in Heber Springs to the late Sie Silas and Ayra May Newberry Hawley. As a United States Marine, he served in World War II in the South Pacific on Guam, in Okinawa and during the occupation of China. After the war, he worked for 33 years as a machinist on the Rock Island Railroad.
Euell was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Blue Lodge #288 in Mabelvale, Trio Lodge #57 in Rock Island, Illinois, the Scimitar Shrine Temple and the Bedouin Unit. He was also a member of the Bendemeer Grotto.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruby Mae Hawley; daughters, Sandra Kay Kennamer of Fayetteville and Patricia Ann Hawley of Little Rock; brother, Amos Elvin Hawley of Little Rock; sister, Eleanor Frances Jones of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Andrea Vandervoort, Amber King and Tyler Kennamer; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Vandervoort; and a host of other family and friends.
Euell was one of a kind; he never met a stranger and loved to help out anyone in need. He loved to read, spend time with his family, and was an avid deer and turkey hunter. He will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 25, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by the service at 11:00 at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Interment with Military Honors will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Mr. Hawley’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.