Fred  Hawkins


Charles Frederic "Fred" Hawkins, 81, Kokomo, passed away at 3:55 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born April 1, 1938, in Kokomo, the son of the late C.F. "Fritz" & Pauline (Wilson) Hawkins. On June 11, 1960, he married Ruthann Pine and she survives.
Fred was a 1956 graduate of Kokomo High School, where he ran track for 2 years, and wrestled for 4 years. In 1956 he was Kokomo High School's first State Wrestling Champion. He graduated from Ball State University, earning his bachelor's degree in 1961, where he wrestled for 3 years and went on to receive his master's degree in 1968. He was inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990, and the Lewis Cass Hall of Fame in 2002.
Fred started his teaching career with Lewis Cass in the fall of 1968, and continued for 34 years. He previously taught at Monrovia High School for 5 years, and Fishers High School for 1 year. Fred coached Jr. High football, basketball, track and varsity wrestling throughout his career. He enjoyed fishing in Wisconsin, woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren, and especially loved having garage sales.
Along with his wife of 59 years, Ruthann, Fred is survived by his children, Todd A. Hawkins, Leslie J. (Ashley) Joye; grandchildren, Jenaka Hawkins, Talon Hawkins, Milla Hawkins, Wyatt Joye, and Megan Joye; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Ron) Lindley; brothers-in-law, Joe (Lilet) Pine, and Dan (Melody) Pine.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Angela Ann Hawkins; brothers-in-law, David Pine, and Russell D. Pine; sister-in-law, Joyce Hofman; mother and father-in-law, Carol and Russell Pine.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Ryan Mills officiating. Friends may visit with family from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Fred's memory to Main Street Christian Church, Russiaville. Messages of condolence may be left online at
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Gayle Davis
Aug 08, 2019
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Fred Hawkins.  Plant a tree
Aug 05, 2019
Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by BRITTNEY PINE.  Send flowers
Aug 05, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins.  Send flowers
Gayle F Davis and Bobby Davis
Aug 04, 2019
We were saddened to learn of your loss. Praying that God's peace and presence will comfort you in the days ahead.
Scott Holanda
Aug 04, 2019
Tender Tribute was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by Scott Holanda.  Send flowers
Penny Hall
Aug 03, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by Penny Hall.  Send flowers
Judith Scott
Aug 03, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by Judith Scott.  Send flowers
Aug 02, 2019
I had Mr. Hawkins for wood shop, metal shop and as a football and wrestling coach while at Lewis Cass. Not only did I learn from his teaching in these areas but he taught me to never quit or give up. You hang in there until you simply can go no more to accomplish a task or learn a skill. He was a great teacher and coach. My deepest condolences to his family.
Sylvia Molina
Jul 31, 2019
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by Sylvia Molina.  Send flowers
Rodney Joye
Jul 31, 2019
Serene Retreat was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by Rodney Joye.  Send flowers
Keith Blain
Jul 31, 2019
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Fred Hawkins by Keith Blain.  Send flowers
Keith Blain
Jul 31, 2019
Todd - very sorry to hear of this great loss for you and your family. I remember speaking with your dad at Family Weekends back in the GMI days. A fine gentleman of course but I could definitely sense the lineage to your zest for enjoying life!
Jul 30, 2019
Jan (Jeanette) Kearney
Jul 28, 2019
So sorry Fred has left us but his memories will linger forever. He was a good husband, good father as well as good grandpa. He always had a smile on his face and a good word for everyone. I am so glad we had time to chat at the 58’s Reunion, will miss your smiling face.