Jerry Edwin Hawkins, 78, of Findlay, was reunited with the love of his life, Mary, on Thursday, September 12, 2019 following a brief illness. Jerry was born the first of twins on the family farm in Utica, Ohio to James and Marie Hawkins. On July 11, 1958, Jerry and Mary began their lives together at the Gay Street Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Mary preceded Jerry’s entrance into Heaven on May 4, 2018.
Jerry is survived by his children, Barry (Sharon) of Granger, Indiana, Bethany (Chris), and Meredith (Patrick) both of Findlay. Jerry was proud PawPaw to his grandchildren, Stephanie Hawkins Wolfe, Amanda Meikle, and McCayla, Evan, and Jenna Pitt. Jerry was blessed to call himself great-grandfather to Melody, Gibson, Marshall, Benny, James, Violet, Paisley, and Emma. Jerry is also survived by his sister, Deanna Cedargren and her children, Ted and Amy. He is also survived by his twin brother, Larry (Darlene), and their children Tami, Todd, and Kristian. In addition to his parents and his wife, Jerry was preceded in death by his older brother, James, Jr. and his aunt, Fern DeLong.
Jerry’s life was lived according to the Golden Rule: Do unto others as they would have done unto you. Jerry’s commitment to the community and his family are a true testament to that rule. Serving on numerous boards for Camp Fire, AAA, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, Hancock Historical Association, and First Lutheran Church, Jerry spent most of his time improving upon the lives of not only those with whom he served but also for those who the organizations served. Jerry’s true commitment came in the form of his time as a Commissioner for the Hancock Park District, and for a period of time, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5 – 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 21 from 9 -11 a.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A private family service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to any of the following organizations: First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln Street, Findlay, Hancock Park District, 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay, and/or Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1200 Commerce Parkway, Findlay.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jerry E Hawkins, please visit our floral store.
First Lutheran Church
109 E. Lincoln Street, Findlay OH 45840
Hancock Park District
1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay OH 45840
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1200 Commerce Parkway, Findlay OH 45840