SHELDON R. "Hawk" HAWKINS
SHELDON R. "Hawk" HAWKINS, 90, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010.Hawk retired from Dresser Industries, IDECO Div. after more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed his membership in the NOMADS, was a veteran of World War II and an avid golfer.Funeral services will begin at 2pm Tuesday, March 16th in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors.In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Houston SPCA.For a more complete obituary and photos, please visit www.waltripfuneraldirectors.c -->

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Published by Houston Chronicle on Mar. 14, 2010.
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My big brother Sheldon, my idol

Remembering him racing down the street on the skateboard he made from old roller skates

Playing his drums

Putting firecrackers in the telephone poles

Bringing home fish he caught in Carmel River

Calling our Mother Ma

Always upbeat, smiling and kind to his pesty little sisters

There is so much more - Oh, how I loved him.

Jacquie
Jacquie Jones
March 26, 2010
My big brother Sheldon, my idol

Remembering him racing down the street on the skateboard he made from old roller skates

Playing his drums

Putting firecrackers in the telephone poles

Bringing home fish he caught in Carmel River

Calling our Mother Ma

Always upbeat, smiling and kind to his pesty little sisters

There is so much more - Oh, how I loved him.

Jacquie
Jacquie Jones
March 26, 2010
Dear Lynette,

I know how much your dear dad meant to you. You were such a wonderful daughter to him, such a great caregiver. I wish you peace and solace in this time and know that you are not alone in missing your dad, such a wonderful guy, such a sweet, sweet man.
-Alfonso
Alfonso Cevola
March 21, 2010
Dear Lynette, Bonnie, Sheldon, and family . . .
So saddened to hear of losing our wonderful Hawk. I was in Hawaii, and my cell was garbling messages. The Tribute to him on the website is wonderful! Since Dave left, Hawk has faithfully called me and we had precious chats. We always ended with prayer. We know he entered the Heavenly Paradise with the Lord! Sorry that we missed the Memorial, but hope we can have one together one day. My sympathy and may God comfort and hold you.
Much love and hugs, Aunt Donna "Dee" PonTell
Donna 'Dee' PonTell
March 19, 2010
Lynette. I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss and send my love and heartfelt condolences. I know that no matter how blessed you are to have had him for such a long time, it's never easy, but God was good and you had many many wonderful years together.
I unfortunately lost my Dad when I was 15, so remember him and Thank God for all those memorble years that you and your family were blessed to have him.
My deepest Synmpathy to you and your family.
Fondly,
Ettienne
March 18, 2010
Lynette, what a wonderful dad and how fortunate you were to share such loving times together. His passing is surely a loss but I hope the wonderful memories help to bring some smiles in remembrance of his love and joie de vivre!
Terrie Warren
March 16, 2010
Lynette, my sincerest condolences to you and all of your family. Hawk was a true gentleman and his graciousness definitely lives on in you - the highest tribute that great generation,
Joanie Patrick
March 16, 2010
Would that everyone could grow old as gracefully as your father. He was such a charming and handsome man, even at 90, and you made a great pair. I was always delighted to see him at La Mora and was so glad he followed right along to Giacomo. My favorite recent memory is one day when you asked him if he wanted a glass of wine with lunch and he said something like "What do you think?" He was a treasure, as are you. Sincerest sympathy to you and your family, Lynette, and lots of love. Ann Criswell.
Ann Criswell
March 16, 2010
Would that everyone could grow old as gracefully as your father. He was such a charming and handsome man, even at 90, and you made a great pair. I was always delighted to see him at La Mora and was so glad he followed right along to Giacomo. My favorite recent memory is one day when you asked him if he wanted a glass of wine with lunch and he said something like "What do you think?" He was a treasure, as are you. Sincerest sympathy to you and your family, Lynette, and lots of love.
Ann Criswell
March 16, 2010
Would that everyone could grow old as gracefully as your father. He was such a charming and handsome man, even at 90, and you made a great pair. I was always delighted to see him at La Mora and was so glad he was able to follow right along to Giacomo. My favorite recent memory is one day when you asked him if he wanted a glass of wine with his lunch, with a twinkle in his eye he said something like "What do you think?" Sincerest sympathy to you and your family, Lynette, and lots of love.
Ann Criswell
March 16, 2010
I met Hawk in the Nomads booth at the OTC just after he retired from Ideco. We struck up a friendship, and he started a short new career at Venturetech for about a year. Times were bad, but Hawk sold us a very big order of drilling machinery for the north slope of Alaska. He still enjoyed working and would have been glad to stay on, but Dell came down with MS so he went home to take care of her. He cared for her full time until she passed away many years later. That was obviously a very difficult life, but you’d never know it talking to him. He not only never complained, he always had a great attitude, smiled and laughed a lot, and enjoyed life. He was a fine example of how a man should live life, and I’m proud to have been one of his friends. God bless you, Hawk.
Larry Keast
March 15, 2010
To the Hawkins's family I express my deepest condolences, please take confort in John 28 & 29 my prayers are with you.
E. Goree
March 15, 2010
Lynette,
I know you are missing your daddy. Your love for each other was so beautiful; a rich example of what family aspires to be. I will always remember the short time I spent with Hawk at Bea's 80th birthday party. He was such a spirited man! May God bless and comfort all who loved Hawk.
Love,
Dianna Ray
Dianna Ray
March 15, 2010
Dear Lynette,

Pippin, Ramsey, Grey Grey, Bobbie and all of my little pets that shared your front porch with Hawk will miss his cheery wave and gentle spirit. I know that his beloved little dog who preceded him is with him now.

All of us on Portland Street will miss seeing Hawk taking his daily turn in the fresh air.

God be with you and your family in the coming days.

Mary Martha Steed
March 15, 2010
Lynette, what an awesome video! I admire you for all you did for your dad, but now that I have read the incredible obituary, I realize that you were just a reflection of his love and tenderness. He reminds me so much of my dad. Please know that I will be with you in spirit tomorrow, but cannot take off work to be there. Please let me know when we can spend some time together soon. With love, Linda
March 15, 2010
I will miss our conversation at La Mora during my regular visits during dinner or lunch ,he always liked to have a glass of Chianti.
Magdy Hanna
March 15, 2010
Hawk and I met 53 years ago while installing drilling rigs in the Algerian Sahara and have remained friends since that day. He cherished his family and was a true friend to everyone priviledged to know him.

Bob & Maggie Atkinson
Robert & Maggie Atkinson
March 14, 2010
The Nomads remember and will miss Hawk. He participated in our meeting and events for many years.His personality and business acumen flowed through our organization. May God bless him and his family.
Ed Carney
President of The Nomads
Ed Carney
March 14, 2010
Hawk, I always enjoyed your visits with Lynette at the Red Lion every Thursday. I'll lead a toast to you at your favorite pub, the Golden Cock, soon. I love you!
George Pitner
March 14, 2010
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