Dr. Richard (Dick) Allen
Hawse, age 75 of Orange Park FL,
passed away on December 9, 2014
from complications arising from a
stroke. He was born in Washington
DC on December 6, 1939.
Dick completed undergradu-
ate studies at Duke University in
1961 and subsequently completed
dental school at the University of
Maryland in 1965. He served on
active duty in the U.S. Navy as
an oral surgeon for more than 20
years and retired at the rank of
Commander in 1992. He served
on numerous vessels and traveled
extensively throughout his naval
career. Dick was a lifelong ath-
lete, playing championship volley-
ball his entire military career and
stayed active and physically fit un-
til the time of his death.
Dick’s retriever, Clancy, was his
introduction to family life. He then
increased his family with his Ara-
bian horse, Tivo. He greatly en-
joyed spending hours training and
riding. His family was finally com-
plete when the lifelong bachelor
took a wife, Diana, in 2013.
He was a fall visitor to Bean
Settlement WV, where he would
spend time hunting deer and vis-
iting with family. Dick will be re-
membered for his warm personal-
ity, quick wit, and brilliant sense of
His father Herbert W. Hawse,
formerly from Bean Settlement
WV, and his mother Hazel (Cari-
cofe) Hawse preceded him in
He is survived by his loving
wife Diana, stepdaughter Chris-
tina, stepson Michael and several
cousins including Billy B. Doman,
Thomas J. Hawse III, Herbert E.
Hawse, Dixie Lee Hawse Jackson,
and Marian Hawse Marshall.
Pastor Loretta Brinker will con-
duct a funeral service at Asbury
United Methodist Church in Bean
Settlement WV on December 17,
2014, at 1:00 PM with a viewing be-
ginning at noon. Thomas J. Hawse
III, Herbert E. Hawse, Paul Mill-
er, David B. Doman and Michael
Pratten will serve as pallbearers.
Interment will occur at Asbury
Cemetery adjacent to the church
with Full Military Honors accord-
ed by the U.S. Navy.
Condolences, shared memo-
ries and photos may be left on
Mr. Hawse’s Tribute Wall at www.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Fraley Funeral