George Sterling Hawley

george hawley

September 7, 1931 ~ July 27, 2022

Born in: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

George Sterling Hawley, 90, of Arlington, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2022. George was born on September 7, 1931 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to parents Edith and George and grew up in Watertown, South Dakota. In 1954 he joined the United States Air Force and served as a Stateside Pilot in Sacramento, California for 8 years. Following his service, George moved with his late wife, Gail, to Topeka, Kansas. George had an impressive career in aeronautical engineering, working on projects such as designing the Stealth Bomber. George and his family moved to Arlington, Texas in 1968. An avid ice skater and piano player, George was a teacher at heart and enjoyed sharing his knowledge in woodworking, building model airplanes, and organic gardening. He enjoyed tending to his property in Arlington where he resided for his remaining years.

He is survived by his two daughters Kit Myers and Kim Smith, and three grandchildren Kaki and Madalyn Smith, and Corbett Myers. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of North Texas.


Graveside Service: August 9, 2022 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX 75211

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  1. George was my friend for many years and his memory will be with me always, as he was a kind and thoughtful man who will be sorely missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family for their comfort and well being in the coming days.

  2. George was an intelligent man. His knowledge in aviation, organic farming and structural design was simply amazing. I was blessed to have him as a father-in-law. He taught me a lot over the years as I helped him with many projects when I was younger. His no nonsense, tell it like it is manner was refreshing. I will miss him dearly.

  3. I have a lot of wonderful memories of my Grandpa George over the years like going with him to the field where he flew his model airplanes, picking vegetables from his garden, but my favorite memory with Grandpa George is riding my first rollercoaster – the Shockwave at Six Flags with him. I was so scared and he laughed the whole time. We went on the ride time and time again until I wasn’t scared anymore and started to laugh with him. Love rollercoasters to this day thanks to him. Love and miss you Grandpa George. Love, Kaki

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