Don H. Hawk

June 25, 1939 ‒ June 25, 2011

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Don H. Hawk, 72, of Bellville passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.

Born Donald Henry Hawk on June 25, 1939 in Pomery, Don was the son of Rollin and Alice (Thomas) Hawk. He was graduated from Coolville high school in 1957. That following September he joined the Army. Don was last stationed in Japan and was honorably discharged in 1960.

In 1961 Don began working in General Motors new Ontario plant. He worked 36 years and retired in 1997.

While in high school, Don played sports and couldn’t help but notice a pretty cheerleader from a rival school. He never forgot that beautiful face and six years later on August 20, 1964 married Elsie Koenig.

Don enjoyed woodworking. He designed clocks and hand made furniture as well as refinishing antique furniture. He worked on his cars and motorcycles and loved fishing. A NASCAR fan, he and Elsie traveled to numerous races throughout the country.

Don will be remembered as a tendered-hearted gentleman who loved his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Elsie Hawk of Bellville; daughters and sons-in-law Nanette and Kenneth Griffith of Shelby and Pamela and Harold Taylor, of Galion, son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Sandra Hawk of Butler; grandchildren Dawn, Joeleen, Justin, Crystal, Kendra, Katelynne, and Christa; great grandchildren Blake, America, Blayden, Ayden, Harmony, and Michael; brother Ronald Hawk of Geyesville; brother-in-law Jim Nutter of Tennessee, sister-in-law Dorothy and Bruce Meyers of Chester; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Cheryl Rice and sister Susan Nutter.

The Hawk family will receive friends Thursday June 30, 2011 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday at 1pm. Pastor Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions to the MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Private online condolences to the family are encouraged by