Richard C. Hawk, 80, of Louisa passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on August 21, 2019. He was born on May 10, 1939 in Alexandria and was the son of the late Cornelius Joseph and Bertha Hawk. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Hawk.
Richard was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He attended Fluvanna County Schools until he had to start work at a very young age. He then went on to have a lifelong career in Harvestore Silo Repair, where he eventually owned his own business, Hawk-Lam-Potter Inc. for 25 years. Richard was awarded the title of “Kentucky Colonel,” which is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. He was also very proud of the accomplishments that he and his wife, Shirley, built; from their home, berry farm to their many Koi fish ponds. He could accomplish anything he set his mind to.
He left a legacy that will be cherished for many generations to come.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Stacy Rivera and her husband, Guillermo “Memo” Rivera of Troy; and a step son, Michael Hawk, and his wife Teri, of Louisa. His grandchildren, Brandon Lam, Ashleigh Nichols and her husband, Tyler, Christian Ulloa-Lam, and Alejandro Rivera all of Louisa, his great grandson, Nash Nichols. His sister, Fay Eggers of Johnson City, Tennessee and his other step children, Tammy Starkey (Joe), Michelle Wallace (David), Wendy Thacker, and Larry Hawk.
Arrangements will be private to respect his wishes.
In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug your loved ones, your parents, your grandparents, your child or even a friend. Time waits for noone.