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In Memory of

Richard Eugene Hawkins

October 12, 1932 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Richard Eugene Hawkins, age 82, of Ellettsville, died Saturday morning at his residence. He was born October 12, 1932 in Bloomington, the son of Dencle and Lena (Elgar) Hawkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Thunderbird Division and later delivered gas and oil for Farm Bureau, Marathon and Kiel Brothers. He was a farmer and beekeeper and especially loved his horses. He was a deacon for the First Baptist Church in Ellettsville, a member of the Farm Bureau and a member of the R.E.M.C. board. He...

Richard Eugene Hawkins, age 82, of Ellettsville, died Saturday morning at his residence. He was born October 12, 1932 in Bloomington, the son of Dencle and Lena (Elgar) Hawkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Thunderbird Division and later delivered gas and oil for Farm Bureau, Marathon and Kiel Brothers. He was a farmer and beekeeper and especially loved his horses. He was a deacon for the First Baptist Church in Ellettsville, a member of the Farm Bureau and a member of the R.E.M.C. board. He was a former member of A.S.H.A.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Greeson) Hawkins, of Ellettsville; his three children and their spouses, Russell and Cathy Hawkins, of Ellettsville, Cheryl and Kenneth Thompson, of Taylorsville, Kentucky and Ronald and Rebecca Hawkins, of Bloomington; one sister, Betty (Wayne) Christy, of Ellettsville; five grandchildren, Ben, Ashley, Christa, Tyler and Hannah and one great-grandchild, Audrey.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne Hawkins and Wesley Hawkins and one sister, Naomi Smith.
The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (03/31) at the First Baptist Church of Ellettsville with Rev. Mark Villanova officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. OIive Cemetery. Friends may visit the family Monday (03/30) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel ; 700 W. Gourley Pike.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice c/0 Bloomington Hospital Foundation; P.O. Box 1149; Bloomington, IN 47402 or to the Alzeimers's Association.org