It is with great sadness that the family of Orley L. Hawley, known as "Roy, "announces he passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the age of 92. He retired to Silver Lake, IN where he could spend his days on the lake. He was born in Bridgeport, IL on February 10, 1929, the son of Orley M. and Emma Irene Jones Hawley. Orley married Charlene Martin on June 30, 1984, and she survives. The lord has called him home, but his memory will forever live in our hearts. Roy was a US Army Veteran, member of the Masons and a paratrooper serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. He and his son were owners of Hawley and Son Oil Co., and he was an avid fisherman. Roy Loved his family beyond measure and was selfless when it came to his grandchildren. Roy stood tall with honor and took pride in his hard work. He never knew a stranger always offering a helping hand. He lived a full life with the woman he loved by his side. They shared over 45 loving years together, his last words were "I love you." He will never be forgotten by his family and friends who know the honor it was to be a part of his life. Surviving in addition to his wife, Charlene, are sons Gregory Hawley (Rhonda) of Albion, MI and Michael Hawley of Marion, IN; stepdaughters Gail Wade of Egg Harbor, WI and Denise (Kurtis) Gordon, Denver, IN; a stepson Miles (Lori) Ratliff of Cold Water, MI; a sister Fredda Tarr Sumner, IL; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. A daughter-in-Law Regina Hawley. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Hawley, and daughter-in-law Rhonda Hawley. A service celebrating the life of Orley L. Hawley will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, August 6, 2021, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru with Pastor Mark Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Reyburn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Family and friends will gather from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00P.M., Friday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
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