Leland A. Hawkins © Enid News and Eagle 07-31-2012 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
ENID — Funeral service for Leland A. "Sadie" Hawkins, 84, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at First Christian Church, Cherokee, with the Rev. Edward Jones and Dr. Ron Hansen officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Arrangements under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee. Visitation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday at the funeral home.
Leland was born Feb. 26, 1928, on the farm near Helena, the son of Henry and Hazel Wagner Hawkins, and passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at Cherokee Manor.
He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1945, and joined the U.S. Navy in January 1946.
He and Beverly Tucker were married Oct. 30, 1948, in Cherokee. They were the parents of three daughters, Mary, Glenda and Toni. Beverly preceded him in death.
He worked for several years at the Cherokee Locker Plant before moving to the farm west of Cherokee, where he farmed and combined wheat.
He and Colleen Murrow were married and made their home on the farm. He retired in 2008, when his health failed, and then moved to Cherokee Manor in 2009.
He was a member of First Christian Church of Cherokee. He was a great bowler and enjoyed playing golf.
Surviving are his wife, Colleen; three daughters, Mary Pearlman of Cherokee, Glenda and Dan Morrow of Derby, Kan., and Toni Fox and Earl Maggard of Byron; a stepson, Doug and Jovana Murrow of Cherokee; grandchildren, Kennedy Murrow, Sky Lee Fox and Jolle Jacobs of Cherokee, Norweta Fox and Peter Farner of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and great-grandchildren, Logan Buckley of Alva and Brant Lee and Rosa Fox of Cherokee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Brandon Bane; and two brothers, Lyle and Gene Hawkins.
Memorials may be given to Cherokee Manor through Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.
(Submitted by family)
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