Gene R. Hawkins (1940 - 2013)


Gene R. Hawkins, 72, of Mulberry Grove, died at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Greenville First Christian Church, with the Rev. Darryl Bolen officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of services on Thursday at the church. Young Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Greenville First Christian Church or the family. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Hawkins was born on July 3, 1940, in Highland, the son of Jesse Dallas and Dorothy Loretta Voegele Hawkins. He married Sandal L. Waters on Dec. 26, 1958, in Mulberry Grove.
Survivors include his wife; son, Steven James Hawkins and his wife Sherry of Vandalia; and daughter Nicole and her husband Randy Knox of Greenville.
Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 16 to Apr. 24, 2013