HAWKINS Stuart Roger Hawkins, 82, departed this life on December 1, 2012, born September 18, 1930 to Ethel and Frank Hawkins in Lancaster, Ohio. Stuart was a Veteran of the US Army. He graduated from Central State University with a degree in Microbiology and undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University. Stuart retired from the Ohio Department of Health where he worked for 32 years. He was a caring husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Lorece Hawkins; sons, Cornell Hawkins (Gail), Eugene Hawkins (Sandy), Jerald Hawkins (Marie), Roderick Hawkins; stepchildren, Anthony Hollins (Jackie), Bruce Hollins (Kathy) and Farrell King; daughters, Sheila Taylor, Carmella Thomas and Ra'Shell Wilson, amongst a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation: December 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Service immediately following at 2 p.m. Diehl-Whittaker 720 East Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on December 5, 2012