On December 29th, 2022, Carroll William Hawk peacefully passed away at the age of 95. He was born on March 6th, 1927 to the late Hattie Manuel Hawk and the late William Edward Hawk and grew up in southwest Baltimore. He was the beloved husband of Joycelyn Harrison Hawk.
Upon graduating from Baltimore City College in June 1945, he was drafted into the army. He met his wife Joycelyn in June of 1945 on a street corner, introduced by a mutual friend. They dated until he left for basic training. After he returned, they were married on June 26, 1948. After being discharged in 1947, he attended accounting school. His employment career included International Harvester, B&O Railroad, and 24 years with the Baltimore City Police Department. They had one son, Gary and they had 74 wonderful years of marriage together.
Carroll and Joyce were living in their first home in Loch Raven Village, Maryland when their son Gary was born. Later, they moved to Westview Park in Catonsville, Maryland, and Palm Bay, Florida. They returned to Middle River in Maryland in 2003 and moved into a senior apartment building in Brooklyn Park, Maryland in 2014.
Carroll was also a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Grasonville, Maryland, The American Legion, The Masonic Lodge, The Fraternal Order of Police
and the Moose Lodge. He excelled at amateur home repairs and light construction having acquired plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills from the mentoring of many close friends. He was always ready to lend a hand, when help was needed.
Carroll and Joyce enjoyed more than 25 years of square dancing. They also loved camping, starting first in a tent in 1963 and then graduating to travel trailers, a span of over 50 years. They were members of the Baltimore Campers Association from 1963-2014. They visited every state except Alaska, every Canadian province except the Yukon and Northwest Territories, five European countries, Columbia, South America, 14 Caribbean ports, Panama Canal and China. They also made two cross-country trips in their travel trailers lasting 3-4 months.
He was a true aficionado of films about the American Old West and WWII. He recorded hours, upon hours of films of those genres which meant so much to him. He loved the music of the big band era and ballroom dancing, with Joyce.
He is survived by his wife Joycelyn, his son Gary Carroll Hawk and wife Jodie; his grandchildren Thomas Ayres, Jr. and wife Lisa, Ryan Ayres and wife Brenda; Jonathan Hawk and wife Colleen, Kimberly Stern and husband Jason; great-grandchildren Kaitlin Williams and husband Chris; Caroline Ayres, Lindsay Ayres, Grace Ayres, Isabella Ayres, Jackson Stern, and Nora Stern and this year they were blessed with a great-great-granddaughter Stella Williams. He is also survived by many cousins and dear friends who were truly a blessing to him.
He was a wonderful, caring husband and father who loved his Lord, family, and many friends.
Family and friends are welcomed at the family owned Ambrose Funeral Home, Inc., 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd., Arbutus on Sunday, March 12th, where a memorial gather will be held from 2 PM to 3 PM with funeral services starting at 3 PM.
Donations in place of flowers may be directed to your favorite charity in Carroll’s name.