Billy Ray Hawes

June 29, 1935February 14, 2013

Billy Ray Hawes, age 77, of Algansee Township, Quincy, Michigan, passed away, Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, in Fort wayne, Indiana.

Mr. Hawes was born on June 29, 1935 in Quincy, Michigan, the son of Lyle and Beulah (Payne) Hawes, they preceded him in death.

Mr. Hawes married Janet Joyce (Baker) on September 13, 1958, in Grand Ledge, Michigan, and she survives.

Mr. Hawes graduated from Quincy High School in 1958, and then graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Landscape Architecture.

He was a member of the East Ovid United Brethren Church, and a member of the NRA. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and enjoyed taking trips to Canada, where he spent time fishing at the family cabin, and was a MSU sports fan.

He is survived by his wife, Janet J. Hawes, Quincy, Mich., five sons, Steven Hawes, Quincy, Mich., Brian Hawes, Quincy, Mich., Billy P. Hawes, Quincy, Mich., Jeffry & Kathy Hawes, Galva, IL., and Andrew & Lori Hawes, Quincy, Mich., one sister, Dorothy & Richard Moore, Quincy, Mich., eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A Celebration Of Life will be held at 11 AM Saturday, February 23, 2013, at East Ovid United Brethren Church, 274 Quimby Road, Coldwater, Mich., 49036.

Pastor David Holt will officiate the service and memorials are requested to the East Ovid United Brethren Church.

Burial will take place at a later time at Lester Cemetery, Branch County, Michigan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana, please contact Beams Funeral Home, at (260) 495-2915, with any questions or requests.

Condolences may be left for the family on Mr. Hawes website page.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Ida brady

February 21, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Douglas Graham

February 20, 2013

I remember Bill as always being there at church on Sundays, and most other times that the church doors where open! He was always a positive influence on me over the years both when I was attending East Ovid Bretheren Church, and in later years when I was attending elseware. He was a very caring person, and I will miss him. I have many other great Memories of Bill, and am glad for his faith in the Lord, and he was not afraid of letting others no of his faith.
You have mine and my families most sincere condolences,
Douglas Graham & family (Carrollton, OH!

Missy Connin

February 20, 2013

Our family feels so blessed to have so many great memories with Bill and your family. Bill was very special to us and we are going to miss him terribly. He never failed to put a smile on our faces or a giggle in our hearts. We love you guys!

Mike Hodge

February 20, 2013

I have a lot of great memories of my times at the Hawes household. Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a terrific man.

Jessica Morrison

February 19, 2013

Andy and Family,
Know that thoughts and prayers are with you. There are never any 'right' words at times like these...just open hearts wishing you comfort.

Linda Galvin

February 19, 2013

Dearest sis,I'm sending prayers to you,the boys and their families. This is a difficult time for all of us,but with the strength of God,family and friends we will get through. Bill was so full of funnies that we all enjoyed,he could put a smile on the orneriest man alive. I loved his spirit and now it has gone to God.. I love you all and we will see you Sat,if weather allows us. love and hugs Linda sue

Pastor Matt and Shanda Sargent

February 18, 2013

We are so sorry for your family's deep loss. Many prayers have been, and continue to be lifted as you grieve the loss of Bill. Sending hugs your way, and praying you are comforted with sweet and special memories of your husband, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.