Obituary for Alton Eugene Hawks

Obituary for Alton Eugene Hawks

Alton Eugene Hawks, age 80 of Dublin passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital, Pulaski. Born April 13, 1940 in Carroll County he was the son of the late Troy Washington Hawks and Zella Ruth Harriman Hawks. His brother, James “Jimmy” Hawks and sister, Hallie Delp also preceded him in death.

Alton loved to hunt, fish, trap and travel. Beloved father to his daughters whom he loved very much. He was retired from Hercules with 35 years of service and was a veteran of the United States Army and an avid Civil War buff.

He is survived by his


Sherry (Kenneth) Tabor – Dublin

Melissa (Frank) Bibb – Max Meadows

8 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great- Great Grandchildren


Shirley Nichols – Galax

Kay (Stan) Bennett – Galax

Pat Criner – Galax

Brother-in-law Gay Delp

Special Nephew – Chad Austin and sons, William and John

Special Nieces – Vicki Delp, Sara and Kara Criner and Diann Delp

Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM – Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at the Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery, Dublin where he will receive full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.

To sign Alton’s online guestbook, please visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.