John Jack Harry Hawes

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John "Jack" Harry Hawes

1941 - 2019

John Jack Harry Hawes John (Jack) Harry Hawes passed peacefully on March 7, 2019, after a life well-lived. Born in Chicago Heights to Harry Burton Hawes and Jane Ann Houran Hawes, Jack was raised in Danville, and was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Schlarman HS in 1959. Returning to Chicago, he graduated from Northwestern University in 1963. Jack served his country in the U.S. Army from 1967-69. He was an entrepreneur, salesman and real estate investor. Having spent time in DC, Texas, Indiana, and 25 years in Louisville, Ky., he finally found his home in Charlotte, N.C. He retired as owner of Glasgow-Bridges Box Co. in 2005. Jack was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, N.C., a Kentucky Colonel, and an American Legion member. Best known for his warm smile, distinctive broadcasting voice, lifelong love of boating and entertaining, he was blessed to spend his final years living on Lake Norman enjoying the water and hosting friends. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Catherine N. Hawes, and eldest granddaughter, Stephanie Catherine Sherry. He is survived by his daughter, Jo Anne (David) Sherry; his son, Hardin H.(Jamie)Hawes; brother, Hardin William (Marilyn) Hawes; his niece, Elizabeth Hawes (Jason) Ng; his nephew, John Hardin (Meghaan) Hawes; his grandchildren, Eleanor M. Starr, Catherine Clarke Hawes, Hardin Jamison Hawes; and best friend, Jennievee Holbrook, and Ron Hewett. Jack's family will be forever thankful for the many caregivers who aided in providing for his comfort and joy these past few years.
A Mass and interment will be held in Danville with the time and date TBA. Please see for more information. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Habitat for Humanity.
Arrangements in care of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, Charlotte, NC. Please share online at
Published on March 9, 2019
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JoAnne & Bill Slykas--Class of 1959 Schlarman High School
Mar 10, 2019
John lined up to the side of me on the football team. I'm sure he will remember the night we beat the #1 ranked team in Illinois Champaign,
I can hear Jesus saying to his Father in heaven..." Father John is one of mine">