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Hawk, Roger G.

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April 2, 1941 - January 19, 2018

Hawk, Roger G.

Hawk, Roger Gust (Rog)
April 2, 1941-January 19, 2018

Roger “Rog” Gust Hawk was born on April 2, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Alberta Hawk. He grew up in Chicago, IL with his older brother, Kenneth Hawk, and younger brother, Gary Hawk. Roger graduated from Lane Tech in Chicago , IL and, in 1966, Roger moved to the Pacific Northwest with his wife Judie Meyer and Tracie; the first of their three children.  Roger and Judie settled in Spokane, Washington where they had two more children; Tamara and Roger T. In 1979, after a divorce, he moved to Texas with his three children to be closer to his brother, Ken, and his family.

Roger Hawk was a very loving father, proud grandfather, a new great grandfather, wonderful brother, son, uncle as well as a very loyal friend.  Roger had a fun-loving, outgoing personality that never met a stranger.  He was an animal lover that had a soft spot for his pups. Roger enjoyed playing golf.  He also enjoyed watching and playing many other sports. Most of all Roger loved his family. He showed so much pride watching his children and grandchildren play sports, march in bands, play instruments in concerts, sing in choirs, earn awards and graduate. Roger was always their biggest fan. You couldn’t miss him in a crowd when he would shout out, “Beauty, Beauty!”.  He was beaming with pride.

Roger had two daughters and one son. His oldest daughter, Tracie, lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, Chris Bell, Sr. They have two boys; Christopher Jr. and Dalton. Dalton has Roger’s first great grandchild, Branon, a 15 month old baby girl. Roger’s second daughter, Tamara, also lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, Eugene (Geno) Ross, Jr. Roger’s youngest pride was his son, Roger T., Roger T. lives in Little Elm, Texas with his wife, Sherrie Davis Hawk. Roger T. and Sherri together have two daughters; Brittnee and Courtnee. Roger T. has a daughter Brittany that lives in Washington. Roger spent the majority of his working life in sales and real estate where he met many of his lifelong friends. He spent a lot of time volunteering for all sorts of special events but his favorite was playing Santa Clause. He was such a wonderful Santa Clause. Roger loved seeing children light up when they saw him dressed up in his red and white coat and pants, long white beard (usually the real deal) and his bold joyful laugh. In 2003, Roger was recognized with an honorary plaque from Pat Evans, the Mayor of Plano, for volunteering as the City of Plano Santa Clause at the annual Dickens Festival for over a decade. This plaque declared the first Friday of every December “Roger Hawk Day”.  This was a very proud and humbling achievement.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents; Robert Hawk (July 18, 1979) and Alberta S. Halverson Hawk (January 9, 1983), as well as his younger brother Gary Hawk  (May 23, 2007).

Roger is survived by his brother, Kenneth Hawk, sister in law Dorothy Hawk, his three children and their spouses; Tracie and Chris Bell, Sr., Tamara and Eugene Ross, Jr., and Roger and Sherrie Hawk, Roger’s five grandchildren; Dalton Bell,  Christopher Bell, Jr., Brittnee Hawk, Courtnee Hawk, and Brittany Hawk, his only great grandchild, Branon Bell, as well as many surviving nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.  He was a very blessed man.

His memorial celebration will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1801 West Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75075.  A luncheon will follow at the same location. 


“I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams to you
whom I have treasured beyond gold and precious gems.
I give you what no thief can steal, the memories of our
times together; the tender, love-filled moments, the
successes we have shared, the hard times that  brought
us closer together and the roads we have walked side by side.
I also leave you a solemn promise that after I am home
In the bosom of God, I will still be present, whenever
and wherever you call on me.
Fear not nor grieve at my departure, you whom I have
loved so much, for my roots and yours are forever

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home 
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252


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Linda Peterson

August 31, 2019 7:00PM

Dear Hawk family,
I am an old family friend who always adored Roger. My husband and I were able to spend time with Roger and his family, when he lived in Spokane. He took me out for dinner for my 16th birthday. I was 2 years younger and was on cloud nine, when we were out together. I’ve never forgotten that wonderful evening and how kind he was to deal with this young girl with a terrible crush on him. I’m so happy he found great happiness with his beautiful family. Our parents were great friends. I wish we could have stayed in touch. Kenny, I’m so sorry for your loss also. It sounds like he turned out to be a great guy.

Tracie Lea Bell

June 26, 2018 12:20PM

Daddy, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss you. I miss your sweet voice, your beautiful smile and your contagious laugh. I know you are in heaven now sharing your stories and jokes with all of the family and friends who are with you. Life is so different with you gone. My memories of all our days, minutes even seconds of you with me always give me the same happy smiles. I miss you so much. I know you will be with me (deep in my heart) during the minutes, days and years to come. These moments will give us more stories, memories, smiles and laughter that we can share in heaven together. I will see you again and we will pick up where we left off. I love you forever Daddy.

Roy Ekstrand Lane Tech, 1959

March 06, 2018 5:20PM

My memory of Roger goes all the way back to our shared high school football years. I clearly recall the lean, strong and gifted athlete who could gracefully catch any ball, of any type, throw anywhere near him. Rest in peace Roger, I'll see you soon.

Henry Meyer - Lane Tech Class of January 1959

March 06, 2018 2:38PM

May God be with you at your time of loss.

Mavis & Doug Miller

January 29, 2018 10:27AM

Roger, You will surely be missed. Your frienship and the trouble you and doug got into.... will surely be
We have some great photos of the times we spent together. You are in our hearts and life forever.
Rest in peace my friend.
Love you
Mavis and Doug Miller

Penny McCormick-Barr

January 26, 2018 8:53PM

Roger was a true gentleman. He loved his children and they were the light of his day. I had the pleasure of working with Tracie, that is how I met Roger. He always had a kind ear to lend and strong shoulders if there were ever any tears. He will be missed by many.

Tonny Tabor

January 26, 2018 7:12PM

A fine man, loving father and a good friend who will be greatly missed. He loved and took care of his children and his children loved and then took such good care of him. Tonny

Gene & Jeannine Ross

January 26, 2018 5:05PM

Roger was a true "people" person.
He is gone only in body, not in substance or memory.
Our condolences to Tamara, Tracie, Roger and family.