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Kenneth "Kenny" Hawley

Mr. Kenneth Ray Hawley, 78, of Nitro, entered into Heavenly Rest on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Thomas Memorial Hospital due to heart failure.

Kenneth was born September 12, 1938, in Rock Branch Hollow to the late Jack and Janie Hawley.

He grew up in Rock Branch and was a 1958 graduate of Poca High School. He then joined the U.S. Army. In 1958 Kenny went to work at the American Viscose Plant until 1978. He then worked at the Ravenswood Aluminum Plant until 2000 when he retired.

Kenny was a proud member of the Viscose Athletic Association for 52 years. On May 28, 1961, he married his beloved wife Judith Ann Truette, they were married 45 years, until her passing in November 2006.

Kenny was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy; brother Buddy; brother-in-laws Billy and Jimmy Bailey.

Kenny is survived by his son Travis (Bonnie Darlene); daughter Mitzi Higginbotham (Scot); grandchildren Hollie Bailey, Bryan and Jennifer Bailey, Cody Higginbotham, T.J. Hawley and Nina Hawley; great-grandchild Natilie Bailey; sisters Ermma (Lee), Rebba, Phyllis and sister-in-law June and many nieces and nephews.

Honoring Kenny's last wishes there will be no services.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Hawley family.

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