Kirkwood Smith Hawthorne, age 71, passed away April 1, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born May 28, 1949 to Miriam L. Smith and Francis Earl Hawthorne in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Kirkwood graduated from St Mary’s University with a Master’s in history.
He was devoted to his Air Force civilian career serving the 35the Intelligence Squadron for over thirty years. Kirk loved to read and was working on a novel prior to his death.
He was preceded in death by his father F.E Hawthorne and brother-in-law Ronald James Oliva. Kirkwood is survived by his sister, Cynthia H. Oliva of San Antonio, Texas; nephew, Roland Oliva and wife Lindy of Katy, Texas; niece, Annie Oliva Rodriguez of Roseville, California and mother, Miriam S. Hawthorne of San Antonio, Texas.
Kirkwood will be laid to rest in Whitewater Cemetery in Whitewater, Kansas where his family will gather privately for services. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Hawthorne at www.ymzfh.com.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association-Heart.org.