Fri, 06/05/2020 - 5:41pm admin
Harold L. Hawkins, 90, currently of Long Beach, CA passed away at College Medical Center in Long Beach, CA on April 16, 2020.
He was born on September 21, 1929 in Willow Springs, MO. He was the son of the late Riley Glover Hawkins and Viva Mariam (Murell) Hawkins.
In the service, he was known as Private First Class Harold L. Hawkins (ASN: RA-17297449), United States Army. He entered service with the Army in September 1950 and was sent to serve in the Korean Conflict in spring of 1951. He was first declared missing in action and later declared taken and held a Prisoner of War on 17 May 1951, only about five weeks after arriving in Korea. He was held as a P.O.W. for 26 months, 25 days, and 8 hours until his release on 12 August 1953 after the signing of the Armistice that ended the conflict.
He is survived by a sister, Vivian Maye (Hawkins) Rader (Wayne), Dunlap, IL.
He is preceded in death by his father Riley Glover Hawkins, his mother Viva Mariam (Murell) Hawkins; grandfather Squire Luther Hawkins; grandmother Agnes Hawkins; grandfather George Murrell; aunts and uncles, Charley Hawkins, Henry Hawkins, Elmer Murrell, Stella (Murrell) Morris, Guy Murrell; and his beloved siblings Glover Hawkins (Addie Mae), Floyd Hawkins, George (Lester) Hawkins, and Laura Bell (Hawkins) Hamby (Walter).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration.