Maynard Lionel “Skeedo” Hawk, Charging Whirlwind Horse, 71, of Poplar died June 14, 2022.
He was born to Edward Michael Hawk and Almena Necklace on May 11, 1951, in Poplar. He grew up in Fort Kipp, just west of town on the old highway. Much of his time was spent with his relatives Rusty, Dusty, Lyle, Louis “Jack” Youpee and Sissy Anderson. He later moved to Poplar and stayed with his cousins, the Dennys.
He had two children with Flora Hapa: Monella Rose Hawk and Herman James Hawk, who died at a young age.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1970 and later was honorably discharged.
He married June Greybull in the 1980s.
He had various jobs, mainly for the BIA Road department, and did some sub-contracting for Fort Peck Housing. He also had many interests and hobbies throughout his lifetime, some of which included working horses, hunting, fishing, mechanic work and coaching baseball championship teams. He was also a men’s traditional style dancer, played the bass and rhythm guitar and enjoyed playing bingo.
He and his wife, June, were members of the Poplar Assembly of God Church and were baptized together as a family — Maynard, June and Rocky — by Pastor Bill Ulin in the Poplar River. He had several stories about Pastor Ulin of when they spent time together hunting, fishing and doing maintenance at the old Poplar Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lawrence Reddog; son, Herman Hawk; wife, June Greybull; step-son, Rocky Cooeyate; grandson, Trey Marion; and siblings, Edward, James, Carol, Bonnie, Pamela, Lauren, Estelle, Kara and Sissy Anderson.
He is survived by a daughter, Monella Hawk; son, Steven Smith; numerous grandchildren; and brother, Cody Eagleman.
His funeral was held Tuesday, June 21, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment was at Fort Kipp Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.