Joseph Cleo ‘Joey’ Hawley Jr.


Joey Hawley passed away at home on Jan. 1, 2019, after a defiant battle with lung cancer. He was born on Aug. 14, 1953, to the late J.C. and Ora Pond Hawley. Joey lived most of his life in Coats where he and his devoted wife, Kay, made their home.

A man of simple tastes, Joey led his life on his own terms and left this world the same way. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Kay Guin Hawley; and his children, Alice Denton and husband Scott of Coats, Joseph Cleo Hawley III and wife Kiyomi of Nyack, N.Y., and Kaitlyn Hawley and fiancé Tyler of Sanford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Zachary Tew of Erwin, J.C. Hawley IV of the home, Tessa Denton of Coats, Ryder and Spencer Carter of Sanford; and stepgrandchildren, Bradley and Anna Denton of Coats.

Condolences may be made at

A service of West & Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin.


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