Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO
A private committal will take place at a later date
Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the charity of your choice
Ronnie Lee Hawkins, known to many as Hawkeye, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on Sunday, April 20, 2014, having reached the age of fifty-seven years, seven months and two days. Ronnie was born in Washington, MO on September 18, 1956, son of Jesse James Hawkins, known to many as Babe, and Betty Jean Hawkins nee Sohn. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have two sons.
Ronnie is survived by his father, Jesse “Babe” Hawkins of St. Clair, MO; by his sons, Harry Hawkins of St. Clair and Devin Hawkins of St. Clair; by his best friend, Eddie Brown of St. Clair; by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Hawkins.
Ronnie was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith as a child. During his working career, he was employed as a tree trimmer by various tree trimming companies, most notably Shade Tree Company. He was a proud member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local # 2 in St. Louis, MO. Ronnie had a variety of interests throughout his life, including working on old cars and trucks. He also had a passion for guns and loved to go and compete to shooting matches. What meant most to him was time spent with his family and friends. His sons held a special place in his heart, as he did in theirs. The many wonderful memories they created will forever live in their hearts.
A kind and loving father, son, nephew, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. A private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.