Dateline: December 22, 2005
services for Cecil W. “Spud” Hawkins, age 92, were held at 2:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at the Elmer Methodist Church in Elmer,
Oklahoma, with Milton Gage and Joe Longley officiating.
Burial was held at Mountain
Park Cemetery under the direction of People’s Cooperative Funeral Home
in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.
Hawkins was born August 1, 1913, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, to Nannie Rudella
Cook Hawkins and Jack Milton Hawking and passed away on Sunday, December
11, 2005, at Edmond Healthcare Center in Edmond, Oklahoma.
He was a cowboy and grew up in the Kiowa County
area and graduated from Consolidated 8 Schools in 1933.
He and his wife farmed in the Durham and Strong City areas for
awhile before moving to Higgins, Texas, where he “cowboyed” on the
and Boone Tyson were also in the horse business, raising and showing
Appaloosas. In 1970, they
showed the Reserve National Champion Stallion.
He also “cowboyed” at the Smith Ranch near Higgins, Texas.
He moved to Elmer in 1987 and worked with the Wayne Winsett cattle
operation until his health declined.
He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid roper. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church.
was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
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