Hawkshaw Hawkins

Hawkshaw Hawkins

Original Name Harold Franklin Hawkins
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 5 Mar 1963 (aged 41)
Camden, Benton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Music Row 10-C-1
Memorial ID 1883 · View Source
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Country Musician. Patsy Cline had participated in a benefit concert in Kansas City for the family of a disc jockey ("Cactus" Jack Call) who had died in a car accident. Ramsey (Randy) Hughes, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas, were all in Hughes Piper Comanche, when it crashed just west of Camden, TN in a hollow along a ridge line in a heavily wooded area known as Fatty Bottom, near a fire tower off Mule Barn Rd. in Sandy Point, about 5 miles west of the Tennessee River. The plane had left Kansas City about 1:30pm. The reported time of the crash varies sometime between 6:20pm and 7:00pm, March 5, 1963. Patsy's watch was reportedly stopped at 6:20pm. Ironically, Jack Anglin was killed in an auto accident on the way to Patsy Cline's funeral. Jack Anglin, Ramsey (Randy) Hughes, and Cowboy Copas, are also buried in this same cemetery.

Bio by: Bill Walker

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hawkshaw Hawkins (22 Dec 1921–5 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1883, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .