Randy J. Hawkey, 63, of Hicksville, Ohio, peacefully passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, in his residence with his family by his side. He was born September 16, 1958, in Lima, Ohio, the son of Tommie J. and Phyllis “Perky” (Elliot) Hawkey. Randy was a 1977 graduate of Paulding High School. He married Terria J. Jennings on September 28, 1979, in Hicksville, Ohio. Randy worked as a laborer at Dietrich Industries in Hicksville, Ohio, until their closure in 2004, when he then became the full-time family babysitter, and stay-at-home Papaw. Randy loved spending time with his family and caring for his many grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, Survivor and college football, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Randy is survived by his wife, Terria Hawkey of Hicksville, Ohio; two daughters, Jaclyn (Jeffrey) Byanski of Hicksville, Ohio, and Michelle Elston of Hicksville, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, Dezrin Streeter, Cameron Byanski, CJ Elston, Ashton Streeter, Tayla Streeter, and Emily Byanski; three great-grandchildren; mother, Phyllis “Perky” Hawkey of Hicksville, Ohio; five siblings, Gary Hawkey, Doug Hawkey, Jo Daeger, Brenda Bigger, and Kelvin Hawkey; and several nieces and nephews. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Tommie J. Hawkey; and one sister, Mary Jayne Wann.
To honor Randy’s wishes, no visitation or services will be held at this time. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville, Ohio 43526.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Randy can be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.