Alan Douglas (Doug) Hawkins of Lake Brownwood died Saturday, Nov. 17, at the age of 56.

Doug Hawkins was born and raised in Brownwood, the son of Charles W. and Frances Hawkins. As a young boy growing up on Main Street next to the old J.R. Looney Elementary School, he could often be found at the nearby home of R.M. Low, whom he also greatly respected and loved.

After graduation from Brownwood High School, Doug attended Texas Tech University, graduating in 1973. Upon completing his college education, he was able to fulfill his lifelong love of law enforcement, first as a Patrolman with the Brownwood Police Department, as a Deputy with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, and again with the Police Department. He entered on duty with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Aug. 29, 1978, and after completing his training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office. In 1992, he was transferred to the Dallas Field Office, retiring Dec. 30, 2000. His latest vocation was trying out new recipes, primarily for brisket and salsa, and sharing the results with his friends, as well as caring for his five dogs.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Chrys; his brother, James M. (Mickey); five nephews and five nieces to include Mickey’s son and daughter, Greg and Deb; two great-nephews (Greg’s sons), and one great-niece.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Assembly of God Church, in Santa Anna, Texas; J.D. Fry, pastor. A gathering will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church immediately following the memorial service.

Any contribution may be made to the Brown County Humane Society, www.cts