Roland Eugene Hawk
CHATHAM, IL - Roland Eugene Hawk "Rod" passed away at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 89 years of age.
Roland was born Dec. 11, 1924, the third son of Virgel A. Hawk and Leva Ann Whiteside. He graduated from Tri-City High School. He married Addalein Beaver on Jan. 7, 1959. He worked for Henry Nelch & Son Co. for 43 years.
Rod was an avid hunter and sportsman. He belonged to Shriners, Carlock Masonic Lodge # 904 (life member), Teamsters 916, St. Andrews Society, National Rifle Association (life member).
Survivors are his wife, Addalein Hawk; three daughters, Connie Hawk, Dr. Patricia Schechter (Robert), and Sue Ridgley (Dyke W.); four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one cousin; a sister-in-law; and a brother-in-law. He also leaves his faithful friend, Toby.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, John William, Virgel Aden, Jr., and Garry Lee Hawk.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home, 1109 South 5th Street, Springfield, IL, with Pastor Curt Daniels of Faith Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery in Niantic.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital.