Maurice Dilling Hawbaker

Maury HawbakerMaurice Dilling Hawbaker of Liberty Hill, Texas passed away on Sunday June 9, 2013 after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

He is survived by his children Marcia (Elliot) Gross and Martin (Caroline) Hawbaker, grandchildren Josh Gross, Jake (Kristin) Gross, Jessica (Dustin) Shea and Brad Hawbaker, four great-grandchildren, sister Eileen Souder and brother Lyle(Carol) Hawbaker. He was preceded in death by wife Caryl, who died in 1957, and wife Joan, who died in 2006.

Maurice was born in Hagerstown, Indiana to Merlin and Bertha Hawbaker on September 18, 1922. He graduated from Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana and Indiana University. He proudly served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. Maurice worked as a CPA retiring from Lumberman’s Investment in 1982. He enjoyed traveling the country in his motor home and boating. He was active in many community organizations and especially enjoyed times spent with family.

Maurice was a member of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.  Cremation was chosen following Maurice’s wishes and a private family service will take place.