James Henry Hawk, age 81 of New Castle, passed away October 8, 2019. He was the son of the late Dr. James Huber and Elizabeth Gottschalk Hawk. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Charlcye Smith Hawk of New Castle, KY; two sons, James Hartman Hawk and wife, Clarissa Holden Hawk of Duxbury, MA and Benjamin David Pryor Hawk of Brooklyn, NY; a brother, John David Hawk of Madison, IN and three grandsons, James Holden Hawk, Christopher Hartman Hawk & Anders Henry Hawk.
James was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Shelbyville, KY. In Chicago he was a 30 year member of Church of Our Savior on Fullerton Avenue where he was Jr. Warden, head of the search committee, stewardship and many other duties. For ten years Jim was on the board of Seabury, the Episcopal Seminary in Evanston, Illinois where he provided devoted service. Jim attended Kenyon Episcopal College in Gambier, OH and obtained his law degree at Indiana University. James Henry was General Counsel of Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company for 15 years. Following that he was a General Counsel of Automotive Professional Insurance Company which he purchased and ran until his retirement.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. The funeral service will be private. The pallbearers will be James Hartman Hawk, David Crabtree Smith, Jr., Benjamin David Pryor Hawk, James Holden Hawk, Christopher Hartman Hawk, David Dylan Crabtree Smith, David Dalton Crabtree Smith & Anders Henry Hawk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the St. James Episcopal Church of Shelbyville.