HAWKINS Loren B. "Bud" Hawkins, age 82, passed away at his home on Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on January 23, 1929. Bud was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict on the railroad system. He retired in 1991 from Conrail after 44 years of service. He was a member of AMVETS Post #89, and earned his 50-year pin from New England Lodge #4 F & AM. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy Amos Hawkins and Bertie Gertrude Bell Hawkins Morrison, siblings Max, Gene, Jackie, and Dorothy, and first wife of 20 years Hazel Harding. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 28 years, Gladys Mae Hawkins; daughter, Molly Jean (Michael) Schulze; stepchildren, Sandra Mae James, Rebecca Lee (Ken) Reid, C. Gail (Miles) Larrick, Patricia Ann Conley (fiancÃ© Darryll Winston), Rick (Mary) Conley, Mike Conley, and Randy (Beckie) Conley; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Andrea and Eric; numerous step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Cindy Hawkins; cousin, Patty Finnegan and many nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Mike and Cheryl Swetman; many close, dear friends, especially Louise Lockwood (Mel, deceased); and many special Bluegrass Music friends. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with visitation for one hour prior. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Friends Cemetery, 24001 Leatherwood Road, Quaker City, Ohio 43773. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bud's name can be made to Mount Carmel Hospice. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Bud.
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Schoedinger Funeral Home North Chapel
5554 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 22, 2011