Cecil Coleman Hawk
February 12, 1935 – November 18, 2020
Cecil Coleman Hawk was born on February 12th, 1935, in Nicholsville, Alabama. He passed from this earth into the arms of our Lord on November 18th in Jacksonville, Florida. From the very beginning, he had a curious nature and wanted to learn about everything around him. He truly cared about those in his life and was just that person you wanted to know, love, and be around.
He attended college at Auburn University, where he met his future bride, Anne, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in both mathematics and music. His appetite for learning and discovery compelled him to become proficient in multiple disciplines. After college, he started his first career as a high-school band director in Green Cove Springs and later at Wolfson High School in Jacksonville. During this same time, he was also a church choir director at Ortega Methodist Church.
In the 1970s, he became interested in computer programming and transitioned to a new career in this field at Prudential Insurance company. Over the course of his career, he held multiple roles in information management as well as software development.
His love of music and singing never wavered, and he applied that talent to singing in the choir at the church he loved and attended, South Jacksonville Presbyterian. He also performed in musicals at Theatre Jacksonville and participated in the Heritage Singers of Jacksonville. In addition to music, he loved to tell and write short stories and was a frequent editorial contributor to the Florida Times-Union.
His sense of humor, giving spirit, and caring nature were evident in all aspects of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend cherished and loved by all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents Robbin Alexis and Laura Bates Hawk, as well as by his sister Mary Frances Hawk, and brothers James and Trevor Hawk. He is survived by his wife Margaret Anne Hawk, son David Coleman (Linda) Hawk, daughter Robin Anne (Mark) Jamison, his brother Alvin Hawk, his nieces and nephew, his four loving grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 10 a.m. at the burial site located at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Cemetery at 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Cecil Coleman Hawk
November 23, 2020
I feel for your loss...I always loved and appreciated Coleman's calm and thoughtful manner, his dry sense of humor and his laugh, his wisdom and integrity. He loved life, loved his family, and especially loved Anne.
When my own parents died 5 weeks apart, and our second daughter was born in between, Coleman and Anne helped us through that time in so many ways, and for that we have always been grateful.
Coleman made the world better in so many ways. He will be missed.
November 22, 2020
I remember when Mr. Hawk moved his family to our San Marco neighborhood. He was an intelligent man. He was a kind man. He was a gentle man and strong all at the same time.
I will miss him greatly. I can tell a lot of stories about Mr. Hawk. Time and space will not permit. However there is one story that I would like to share. What happened in the story I witnessed the whole thing.
There was a young man coming to visit his daughter Robin. Mr. Hawk did not like this young man. He arrived at the Hawk’s house , got out of his car walked up the brick walkway and up the steps and rang the doorbell. The door opened and there to greet him was Mr. Hawk. The young man had not taken barely one step into the house before Mr. Hawk grabbed him by the scruff of his shirt and the back of his trousers and threw him out the door down the steps into the grass on his hind quarters. Mr. hawk then walked back inside the house as if nothing had happened. I watched this whole thing unfold and that’s when I learned what a great father he was and how a great father should I act. Rest In Peace Mr. Hawk. Your life mattered! Our sincerest sympathies, Matt and Karen Carlucci
November 22, 2020
Mr. Hawk was band director at Paxon High School. His sense of humor and care are two things I remember. He was a kind man who loved music.
I learned many interesting things about him reading his obituary. May God hold all of you in His love and care.
Linda Wallace Maguire
Mike and Lena Khalil & Family
November 20, 2020
Dave, Linda, Nina & Family,
Sending all of you our love and continued praying at this difficult time. May the Lord give you His peace that passes all understanding. May the wonderful memories give you strength and blessings.
Mike, Lena & Family