Mr. Kenneth Eric Harshaw

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Kenneth Eric Harshaw, affectionately referred to as “Hawk” was born to Gene and Gaynette Harshaw Sr. on July 6, 1953.

He was 9th of 11 children. After a courageous battle with kidney and heart disease, Hawk was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 17, 2023 with his wife Tonya by his side.

Hawk was a Columbus Public Schools graduate that went immediately into the work field at Buckeye Steel Casting Company where he retired after 30 years of service. His hard work didn’t stop there. He committed another eight years of service to Graham Ford.

In his spare time, Hawk loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid singer and dancer, and even started his own band. His wife jokes that he thought he was a member of the Temptations. He also enjoyed traveling and going to the casino. He was also a follower of Christ and served in the church for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Gene and Gaynette Harshaw Sr., brothers; Keith Harshaw, Wayne Harshaw, Gene Harshaw Jr., sisters; Kayreita Gittens, Rosalee Burbridge, and his daughter Gaynette Harshaw.

He is survived by his wife; Tonya Harshaw. children; Christine (Kevin) Gordon, Angela Harshaw, Ronica Malone, Dennis Malone, Ronrico (Leah) Malone, and Gilbert Pack Jr., sisters; Toni Lewis, Brenda Holland, Ollie Clark, Phynon Harshaw, Michelle Malone, Serrina Malone, Dilisa (Peter) Ferguson, Shanda Hayes, Sherell White, brothers; Tyrone Mitchell, Rashayn Hayes, mother-in-law; Beverly Jennings, father-in law; Henry Malone, grandmothers; Hattie Louise Harshaw and Lois White a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind special friends, Tobias Byrd, Carl Thomas, Mike McGee and Ray Mitchell

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, March 27, 2023 at Union Tabernacle of God, 1345 Atcheson Street. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Harshaw Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Ms. Antoinette white

    May you rest in peace hawk you will live on in our hearts

  2. I came home to prepare yalls room like always but GOD had another room he was getting ready for you Hawk I’m going to miss you so much now you can sing in the Lords chorus we love you thank you for being that special wonderful person to all of us. As always your favorite mother in law Bootsie

  3. Lanny and family

    To the Entire family of greatest and love May you find comfort in knowing that God. Comfort each and everyone and mend the broken hearted. Just know you will mount up like eagles and renew your strength Your help cometh from above and will send the holy spirit

  4. Prayers to the family and friends

  5. Brigette wellington

    My deepest condolences goes out to the family.

  6. Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Hawk. May your treasured memories bring you comfort day by day. Prayers to all.

    • Lebanon M. Spann IV

      Please accept my sympathy for the loss of Mr. Hawk. May you continue to treasure all the good memories.

      • Christine Gordon

        Very emotional and rough time for me. Knowing there is people you count and depend on is so very comforting. Thank you for being my person….Thank you again for all your Love and Support.

  7. Cousin hawk you is going to be truly missed and you was a amazing person…my cousin Tonya and you was a power couple bby. Continue to watch over everyone cause we all miss u very much.

  8. Marcy & Shaquala Glover

    Praying For Strength and Sanity for all family & friends through this trying time.

  9. Sorry for your loss may God keep you and bless you all you have my most heart felt condolences may God bless you and may heaven small up on you

  10. Michelle Malone

    Love ya vro

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