Ronnie Joe Hawkins
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Born January 21, 1944, in Spartanburg, SC. Passed away on February 6, 2011, at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, CA after a hard fought battle with ALS.
Ron is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marti Hawkins; his two children, Michael Hawkins and Melanie Engle; his son-in-law, Bill Engle; and two granddaughters, Kellie Engle of Lancaster and Kacie Reed who is proudly serving along with her husband Matthew in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan as Medics. He is also survived by a brother, Charles Hawkins of Landrum, SC; a sister, Brenda Dalton of Hendersonville, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Altie Hawkins; a daughter, Kathy Ann; and his sister, Debbie Hawkins.
Ron had been a resident of the Antelope Valley since 1963, and proudly served in the Air Force at Edwards AFB, CA. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Services will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at Halley-Olsen-Murphy, Lancaster.
A memorial service will be held in April in this area.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to AV Blue Star Mothers www.avbluestarmothers.com, which is an organization that sends packages to our deployed troops.
For more information contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 828-582-3214.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2011