BATH — Edward G. Hawkes, Jr., 83, died Sunday, July 1.
He was born in Bath on July 8, 1928, the son of Edward and Harriet McNinch Hawkes. Upon the death of his mother, he was raised by his grandmother, Bertha Tyler.
On June 12, 1948, he married Marjorie Rogers in Bath.
He was employed by Bath Public Works, then at Hyde Windlass and Bath Iron Works. In 1952, the couple founded a farm raising chickens, other farm animals and soon raising his famous geraniums. In 1973 they opened their second location in Wiscasset and later a third location in Bath.
When he wasn’t busy working on the farm, he could be found sailing with his wife. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed golfing, skiing, hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and two grandchildren, Mickey Misner and Parker Leeman.
He is survived by his wife; his children, Gary and his wife, Susan, of Cundy’s Harbor, Kevin and his wife, Ada, of Bethel, Karen of North Bath and Suzanne Misner and her husband, Mickey, of Westport Island, Mark and his wife, Marjorie, of Phippsburg, Scott of Brunswick and daughter, Beth Campbell and her husband, Dennis, of Whitefield; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; sisters Edith Hill, of Phippsburg and Joan Fogg, of Jefferson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. July 7, 2012, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Recreation Scholarship Fund, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, 04530.