John C. Hawbaker Jr.

May 29, 1968 ‒ March 07, 2018

Marengo, Ohio

John C. Hawbaker Jr., 49, of Marengo passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Marion General Hospital after a courageous battle with declining health. He was born on May 29, 1968 in Marion to John C. Hawbaker Sr. and Judith Diane (Evans) Shoemaker.

Growing up, John showed quarter horses and won numerous awards. John owned and operated J & M Construction for over 20 years. He was an avid Ohio State fan and a huge fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr.  John enjoyed playing golf and spending time with friends.

John is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann (Catrow) Hawbaker and her children, Ted and Shawn Lewis; his children, Peyton and Gabriel Hawbaker; his mother, Judy (Al) Shoemaker; his father, John (Barbi) Hawbaker Sr.; sister, Shelly (Randy) Wilson; niece, Whitney; and a nephew, Chase.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John C. Hawbaker Jr.

  • My sincerest condolences to the family. Shelly, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother.

  • Judy, John, and all the Hawbaker family, my sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Johnny was a great guy.


    Donna L Mitchell & Family

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