David W. Hawk, 57, of Hazelwood, MO, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in St. Louis, MO.
He was born on June 4, 1964 in Monmouth, IL, the son of Robert F. and Martha J. (Strong) Hawk. David was raised and educated in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1982.
David married Roxanne Batson on June 2, 1984 in Abingdon, IL. They had one daughter, Tara (Jesse Smith) Hawk of Abingdon, IL and a granddaughter, Addison Hawk. A grandson is to arrive in January of 2022. Dave was a huge part of the Batson family for many years which includes, Joanne Batson, Kim Robinson, Terri (Dave) Way, Cindy (Rick) Cozadd, along with many nieces and nephews. He later married Barbara Carlson on April 2, 2014 in St. Louis, MO. Also surviving are his children, Nikki (Alex) Hardin of Monmouth, IL, Ashley (Richard) Gardner of Wentzville, MO, J.D. Carlson of Monmouth, IL; grandchildren, Eli Hardin, baby boy Hardin in March of 2022, Liam Gardner, Morgan Gardner; one sister, Judy Ryner of Monmouth, IL; two brothers, Gary Hawk of Wataga, IL, Jim (Cat) Hawk of Galesburg, IL; father-in-law, Larry (Judy) Leighty of Monmouth, IL, and mother-in-law, Donna Leighty of Monmouth, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Ron Batson; two nephews, Brad Cozadd, Tom Craig, and several of his beloved dogs.
David drove a semi for Munson Transportation & Air-Land Transport Service for a time. For over 20 years, he has been working as a semi tow truck driver for Bolin Services-Towing & Hauling in Hazelwood, MO. David enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson in the Smokey Mountains and he was a member of the St. Charles, MO Harley Davidson Chapter. He was a dog lover. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. Visitation will be prior to the service from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials can be made to the David Hawk Memorial Fund.
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