Ralph Montel "Monty" Hawkins Jr. passed away on Aug. 2, 2014.
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He was born on Sept. 3, 1941, in Petersburg, Va. He grew up in Ettrick and graduated from Petersburg High, where he was a football standout. He graduated from East Carolina University. He worked in the insurance industry as an insurance adjustor for many years and started his own insurance adjusting company more than 20 years ago. Monty was a member of the ECU Pirate Alumni Association. He was also a former member of the Ettrick Volunteer Fire Department and the Chester Civitans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Gerlene Hawkins. He is survived by his spouse, Ruth Sprouse Hawkins; his son, Chris (Michelle) Hawkins; his grandchildren, Lauren and Berkley Hawkins; and his great-grandson, Hayden Kitts. He is also survived by his three stepchildren, Connie (Ray) Sorrell, Richard (Melanie) Sprouse and Pam (Kirk) Thomason, and his three step randchildren, Ian Sprouse, Clair Thomason and Luke Thomason.
The family will receive friends at the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at J.T. Morriss Funeral Home, 103 S. Adams St., Petersburg, Va. Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, with interment immediately following the service at Blandford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Charitable Foundation. P.O. Box 812 Chesterfield, VA 23832. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 5, 2014