Charles (Chuck) A. Hawks of Creswell, Ore., died Aug. 23, 2021 after a valiant 2 1/2-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on Jan. 13, 1945 to Lugene (Johnson) Hawks and Charles R. Hawks, Jr. in Los Angeles, Calif.
A true “California boy,” he developed a strong interest in the ocean and sailing. After graduating from high school, he migrated to Eugene, Ore., where he enrolled at the University of Oregon in 1963. His college career was put on hold when he enlisted in the United States Air Force.