George J. Hawes, 87, of Anderson, passed away September 21, 2016, at Countryside Manor Health and Living Community. He was born December 24, 1928, in Columbus, Indiana, and resided most of his life in Anderson.
George graduated from Arsenal Technical High School of Indianapolis in 1947 and Purdue University in 1953 where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He retired from Delco Remy in 1989.
He was a member of Central Christian Church where he served as an elder, deacon and trustee. He was an Eagle Scout and former Scout Master and he earned the Silver Beaver Award for his work as an adult volunteer. He was a longtime active member and past president of the American Cancer Society of Madison County, past president of the Anderson Exchange Club and past president of the Madison County Lincoln Club. He also was a former precinct committeeman and won the “Abe Lincoln Award” as Madison County’s Republican of the Year in 1972. George was a former member of the Elks Lodge No. 209, the Moose Lodge No. 150, and the Legion of the Moose No. 36.
George is survived by his loving sons, George Kelly (Teri) Hawes and William Kevin (Donna) Hawes, both of Anderson; grandchildren, Erin (Dan) Maden, Michelle (Eric) Lusher, Susan (Doug) McElroy, Christopher Hawes, Sam Hawes, Jason Hawes and Mackenna Hawes; and great-grandchildren, Sean Maden and Jocelyn Lusher. Also surviving are a brother, Tom (Donna) Hawes; brother-in-law, Paul (Tina) Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Nancye E. (Smith) Hawes; a daughter, Kimberly Ellen Hawes; his mother, Mary (Hawes) Greene; and his father, Stanley Jackson.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016, at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Vale officiating.
Burial will take place in the East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church and the American Cancer Society.