Skip to content

Louis Hawkersmith Obituary





Louis Hawkersmith, age 82, of Tullahoma died November 26, 2013.  He passed away from a short illness at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Mr. Hawkersmith bought his first Tennessee Walking Horse in 1963, and he became a member of TN Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association in 1963.  He was co-owner of H & R Stables in Tullahoma from 1964 - 1967, then the stables became the home of Buddy Black Stables and Ronnie Spears Stables from 1970 - 2010.

Mr. Hawkersmith owned many World Champions including 1969 World Grand Champion Walking Pony Scat Man's Kitty Kat, 1972 & 1973 World Grand Champion Walking Pony Little Big Man, World Grand Champion Ebony's Belle (grandmother of 2013 World Grand Champion Bel Air), two time World Champion Hosanna, World Champion Pushin' Bushes, WC Coco's Sensation, WC Majestic Madonna, WC Eb's Go Boy, WC Hometown Favorite, and WC Pushin' In Dixie.

Mr. Hawkersmith purchased Hawkersmith & Sons Nursery in Tullahoma at age 20 and owned and operated the nursery until his death.  He was named the Conservation Farmer Of The Year in 2004.

Mr. Hawkersmith is survived by his wife Jean Hawkersmith of Tullahoma, daughter Pam Hawkersmith of Manchester, son Steve Hawkersmith and wife Linda of Tullahoma, daughter Paige Edwards and husband Gary of Dawson, GA.  Grandchildren are Hayden Hawkersmith, Shannon and husband Billy Hamblin, and Ginger and husband Jordan Ennis; and six great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Leon Hawkersmith, of Estill Springs.

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary – Gold Sky

    Gold Sky was foaled on May 10, 2005 and passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021. He was proudly owned by BK and Jo Luna “56” of Sparta, TN. Read More
  • TWHBEA Bluegrass Classic canceled

    Due to conflicting with other shows, TWHBEA elected to move the TWHBEA Bluegrass Classic, scheduled for October 16, to next year. Read More
  • Obituary – Harold Roberts

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of long time walking horse owner and exhibitor, Harold Roberts of Van Burean, Missouri. A full obituary will be posted as it becomes available.  Read More
  • Obituary – Virginia Counts

    Virginia Gladys Counts, daughter of the late Henry R. Hatcher and Opal Gladys (Godden) Hatcher, was born in Logan, Iowa, on June 22, 1942. She departed this life at her residence in Republic, Missouri, on September 12, 2021, at the age of 79. Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Bennett Elizabeth Bobo

    Bennett Elizabeth Bobo was born August 20th, 2021 to parents Jason and Maria Bobo and proud siblings, Conlee Marie and Foster Clayton. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.75 inches long... Read More
  • Scholarships increased for TWHBEA Medallion program

    This year, through a partnership with the Marshall County Horseman’s Association, the Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association is excited to announce an increase in the educational scholarships awarded in the Medallion Canter Program. Read More
  • Obituary – Michael Scott Adcock

    Michael Scott Adcock, 69, of York, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 30, 2021... Read More
  • ReporTV Interview with John Allan Callaway

    in the interview that follows, John Allan Callaway shares his thoughts after winning the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship with Justified Honors... Read More
  • The verdict is in for Celebration 2021

    On the premier night of the 83rd annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration perfect weather welcomed fans to watch 12 outstanding classes.  Read More
  • ReporTV Interview with Laurie Toone

    In the interview that follows, trainer Laurie Toone shares her thoughts after winning the Trail Pleasure Three and Under World Grand Championship with The Maiden.. Read More