September 6, 1953 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 66)


A funeral service for James W. “Jim” “Doc” Hawley Jr. MD, 66, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Wheatland High School Football Field in Wheatland, Wyoming 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, September 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 located in Little Rock, Arkansas 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 over 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, Wyoming; 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, Alexandria 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

A memorial to the James W. Hawley Jr MD in care of Platte Valley Bank, 200 Sixteenth Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family.

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

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Funeral Service
June 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Wheatland High School Football Field (Wheatland, Wyoming)

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