April 23, 1939 ~ May 20, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Taylorsville, KY

Karleen Hawks, age 81, of Taylorsville, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Glasgow on April 23, 1939 to the late Horace Hawks and the late Ruby (Nuckols) Hawks. Karleen was retired from Holley Carburetor where he worked in maintenance.

He is survived by two sons, Mark Hawks of Glasgow and Rob Hawks (Sandy) of Scottsville; three daughters, Lisa Lanham (Troy) of Biloxi, MS, Dana Browning (Kerry) of Mammoth Cave, Dena Legg (Mike) of Taylorsville; one sister, Nina Lawrence of Smiths Grove; seven grandchildren, Josh Abston, Trevan Merritt, Mark Hawks Jr., Mikayla Mee, Hannah Legg, Jessica Legg and Dylan Mee; late grandson, Justin Abston; special friend, Gladys Morley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Hawks; one brother, Roex Hawks; three sisters, Josephine Hawks, Loretta Pitcock and Katherine Payne

A private family service will be held at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hawks
Share your message of condolence with the family of Karleen Hawks at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. So sorry for your loss dad (Aubrey Harman) was talking about the old times when he worked at holly. He was a great man will sure be missed, praying for the whole family during this time .

  2. Sorry for your loss. Karleen was a good man. He always had a smile on his face and loved to talk everytime I seen him. Prayers for your family.

  3. I had the honor of serving Mr. Karl as chaplain at his residence. I’ve encountered a lot of nice people throughout my ministry but rarely one who was genuinely humble, truly loving, and infinitely compassionate. Men’s group meetings won’t be the same without you, sir. No blueberry donut during the meeting and a glazed to take back to your apartment. I’ll keep on letting Karla make the coffee since you told me mine was “sludge” and I’ll be missing you being the first one there and the last to leave. You made an impact on me that you probably didn’t know about but one that will stay with me all the same.

    To all of Karl’s family and friends, may the peace of Christ be with you always. I am here for you to help with whatever you might need.

  4. What a great man, so glad i got to talk to him just a few days ago, Karleen was only 15 years older than me an seemed more like a big brother than an uncle. we talked about the younger days when he would actually make toys for me to play with. I loved him so deeply an I know he’s at peace now an will have no more pain. I’m sure going to miss you Uncle, Brother an Friend. Prayers to all the family.

  5. He was a wonderful person. Tommy loved sitting and talking with him at the Railton store. So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

  6. He will be miss he was my great uncle and love him and we had a lot of fun time together sending prayers to all the family ❤️❤️🙏🙏

  7. So sorry for your loss. I have many special memories of times spent with Karleen and Jean and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. This sweet man was always so kind to me after I married Elwood. He and Elwood shared the same birth date and I think he really enjoyed the fact. I ran up on him one time at the Sonic in Scottsville, said he was out gallavanting. He will surely be missed.

  9. Karleen was always the sweetest person and would do anything for you! I’m so so sorry to Dena and Dana and all the family for your loss! Prayers for you all!!

  10. Karleen was always the sweetest person and would do anything for you! I always heard good things from people about the kindness of Karleen! He was loved by many! I’m so so sorry to Dena and Dana and all the family for your loss! Prayers for you all!!

  11. Karleen was a very nice man, and i wish i got to know him better. I know he was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He is with the Savior now. Prayers for comfort to all the family.

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