Joshua Lee Hawley age 42, left us quite suddenly on December 14, 2021, doing what he loved: flying. He was a helicopter pilot, Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, Paramedic, Eagle Scout, Drone Pilot, boat and airplane mechanic, Electrical instrumentation Technician, Assistant Coroner, a master of dad jokes, and most of all- a loving husband and father of 3 amazing boys. Many times, he juggled/held 4 or 5 of these jobs at the same time!
From the batmobile toy he took apart 100 times as a kid to the C-130 aircrafts he repaired, if it moved, Josh could fix it. He loved learning new things and his interests could vary from fly fishing to smoked meats to being an expert lock picker. Josh had an appreciation for IPA’s and ale’s and although he loved his “Ham” radio and bird watching, nothing was more important to Josh than his family and friends. He never said no when asked for help and he gave all he could with both hands to those in need.
The impact of his death will forever be felt by his loving wife of 8 years, Carly Weeks Hawley, and his 3 sons: Wyatt (7), Daniel (4), and James (3). He is preceded in death by his mother, Katy Maxwell. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Marvin and Raye Ann Hawley; his stepfather, Kenny Maxwell; his sister, Jes (Brad) Harrison; his brother David (Erin) Hawley; his half-sister Heather Kipp; his step-siblings, Justin (Kel) Hondroulis, Kendon (Mariah) Maxwell, Katie Hondroulis, Ryan Hondroulis, Randi Cupit, and by a large and loving extended family.
Visitation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 5pm until 9pm and will resume on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10am until services at 11am. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
All expressions of sympathy, including flowers, honorary donations to a favorite organization, and written stories about Josh or his bad dad jokes are welcome.