James W. Hawley Jr. MD


Sept. 6, 1953 – June 4, 2020

WHEATLAND – A funeral service for James W. “Jim” “Doc” Hawley Jr. MD, 66, will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Wheatland High School Football Field in Wheatland with Pastor Casey Schroeder of the First Christian Church officiating.

Jim Hawley passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, near his home in Wheatland.

Jim was born in Arkansas on Sunday, Sept. 6, 1953, the son of James W. and Jimmie D. (Wallace) Hawley Sr.

Jim lived and attended public school in the Quachita County area of Arkansas and received several degrees including his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., in 1988.

Jim was known as “Bubba” by his early friends and family.  He worked various jobs in Arkansas including high school math teacher before coming to Wyoming to pursue a medical career.  Doc Hawley recently celebrated more than 25 years caring for people in southeast Wyoming emergency rooms.  He always answered requests for help on the fly, off campus, in house, and had a deep loyalty to EMS.

He is survived by his wife, Koni Hawley of Wheatland; daughter, Heather (Ryan) Ridolfi of Torrington; step-sons, Newly Matthews and Philip (Joni) Matthews, both of Wheatland; sister, Amy Hawley of Bandera, Texas; grandson, Austin Ridolfi of Torrington; and step-grandchildren, Bryce Matthews, Rylee Matthews, Alexandrea Matthews, Alyssa Matthews, Annaliese Matthews, and Asher Matthews all of Wheatland.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The service will be live streamed at http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/22993291.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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