Larry Hawk Jr., 67

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Larry Hawk Jr., 67

Larry Hawk Jr., 67, of Minerva, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, in the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. 

He was born Dec. 13, 1956 in Canton to Larry Hawk Sr. of Minerva and the late Rachel (Barnett) (Hawk) Cody. He is the owner of Hawk Dairy Farm. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1976. He is a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and the Carrollton Young Farmers for many years and loved going to tractor pulls. He was raised by his grandparents, Ralph and Nita and they helped develop his passion for farming which continued throughout his whole life.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Ann (Gotschall) Hawk, whom he married Oct. 20, 1979, daughter, Marissa (Corey) Essick of East Rochester, 2 sons, Larry “Butch” (Christy) Hawk III of Minerva, Ryan (Beth Albaugh) Hawk of Chesapeake, VA, sister, Vicki Howlett of Cuyahoga Falls, brothers, Tim (Val) Hawk of Mechanicstown, 4 grandchildren, Logan and Lane Hawk, Melah and Chanz Essick. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Russell and Bruce Hawk and stepmother, Dorothy Hawk. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with the Rev. John Carpenter officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at

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