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William K. "Bill" Hawk

June 1, 1932 — March 18, 2023

William K. "Bill" Hawk

On June 1, 1932, William Keener Hawk was born in Titus, AL, the second son of Daniel and Loraine Hawk. As a young high school graduate, he attended Auburn University and enlisted in the Air Force. He was deployed on Johnston Island, Hawaii, during the Korean War. After a stint at Tinker Field Air Force Base, the tall, dark, and handsome Sargent walked into a credit union to buy a new car and darling, sassy Maxie Rogers was working there and it was love at first sight. But before things got serious, Maxie insisted she fly to Alabama to meet his folks. The families enjoyed over 60 years together since being engaged at Thanksgiving and getting married before Christmas. Shortly afterwards their precious, only daughter, Cynthia, was born. For the next few decades, Bill was climbing the corporate ladder with Hartford Insurance which led him to own his own independent insurance agencies. He earned numerous credentials as a Professional Insurance Agent. Also, they entertained numerous friends and family as the hub of gatherings were taking place from fancy, five-course dinners to cookouts for the St. Luke's Wedding Ring Class to MYF groups water skiing at Lake Eufaula and all executives in the insurance field. They traveled extensively with Blue Goose Insurance Affiliation and always invited their grandchildren to the big conventions at Disneyland, Calgary, etc. But their main passion was going to Tecumseh for huge Rogers family reunions…later in years they kept in close contact through Christmas cards, letters, calls and visits. Maxie and Bill had a fairy tale life together, ideal, enchanted, fun and exemplary Christians. They lived by The Golden Rule. They were very supportive in anything "Cindy"… from ballet, choir, track and field, diving, water and snow skiing and especially proud of the OU Chi Omega affiliation and remodel of the sorority house!As years passed, they attended all their older friends' funerals and realized one day "We are the last one left!" Their 3 grandchildren became a huge part of their lives, never missing a swim meet or fencing tournament. Eventually, there were 6 great grandchildren in less than 4 years.William Keener Hawk was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Daniel Hawk. He is survived by his devoted wife, Maxie Rogers Hawk; daughter Cindy Hawk Curley and husband, Luke, grandchildren: Lauren Curley Edwards, husband Matt and great g-kids, Sydney, Alexander and Beckett (twins); Jacqueline Curley and Aaron Stiegler and great g-kids, Hayden Hawk and Marlowe; Colin Curley and wife Carly and great g-kid, Sadie Curley; sister-in-law, Barbara Hawk; and nephews and niece, Danny Hawk, Richard Hawk and Debra Hawk. Bill's remaining beloved in-laws include John and Julia Kirkpatrick, Amanda and Travis Lawler, Chip and Karri Adams and their families.Bill passed away peacefully March 18, 2023. Viewing will be Sunday, March 26, 2023, from noon – 4 p.m., with family present from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Smith & Kernke N. May. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, at Tecumseh Cemetery with military honors. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th Street, Oklahoma City.
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Monday, March 27, 2023

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