Rolf Leslie Hawkins

1941 - 2019

Rolf Leslie Hawkins, age 78, of Findlay passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence. Rolf we born on February 5, 1941 in Crab Orchard, WV to the late Ralph and Myrtle (Elliot) Hawkins. He married his High School sweetheart, Sandra Meadows in 1959 and she survives, along with a son, David (Mary) Hawkins of Fremont. Mr. Hawkins is also survived by a grandson, Michael (Carrie) McDonald; two great-grandchildren: Ashley and Morgan McDonald; two sisters: Barbara (James) Wiseman, Eloise Moore both of Crab Orchard, WV; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Hawkins; and 11 brothers and sisters. Les served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961. He was an Operating Engineer for over 50 years and a board member at Johnny's Resort for over 30 years. He was also a life member of the Amvets Post #21 where he served as a Trustee, a life member of the VFW-DAV, the American Legion, Gold Eagle and a member of the Moose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sprint car races and was a avid Buckeyes and Steelers fan. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 1:00-4:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 10:30am on Monday, May 6, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Sally Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting