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Joe Hawkins Jr., 77, Kokomo, passed into eternity at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Community Howard Regional Health. He was born April 15, 1940, in Missouri to Joe and Myrtle (Barns) Hawkins.
Joe retired from Millbank Manufacturing with over 22 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing music, repairing TVs and sports. He served as commissioner for the Kokomo Fast-Pitch Softball for many years.
He is survived by his children, Russell (Maria) Hawkins, Burlington, Indiana; Alice Hawkins, Rochester, Indiana; and Bobby (Becky) Hawkins, Frankfort, Indiana. He is also survived by his grandchildren Bryce Hawkins, Nicole (Eric) Watkins, and Hannah Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Jaden, Jastin and Jayla Watkins; one sister, Mary Logan, Missouri; and his ex-wife, Brenda Hawkins, Rochester, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Hawkins.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with the Rev. Don McDowell officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements, www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 1, 2018
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