Fred E. Hawkins, 95, a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and faithful friend of many, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
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Fred was born June 23, 1918, in Elizabethtown. His parents were Clarence Lee Hawkins and Eva Lena Brown Hawkins.
Fred worked for 41 years, until the age of 71, for Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown as a lineman, foreman and then line superintendent.
Pallbearers, who are employees of Nolin RECC, will be Jerry French, Sonny Woodson, Donnie Propes, George Shackelford, Vince Heuser and Alfred Akridge.
He coached Babe Ruth baseball for 17 years and was the treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 130 for 12 years. Fred was a Kentucky Colonel and a Army vet-eran of World War II, spending more than a year in the Philippine islands. After retirement, Fred enjoyed taking care of his beautiful home and lawn on Ford Highway. He was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.
Fred was a loving husband, taking care of his beloved wife, Bernice for many years. Fred will be re-membered for his kindness, strong character, willing-ness to help others and humility.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Hawkins; and eight siblings Vivian Lee Arthur, Clarence Hawkins, Mag Burnett, Carl Hawkins, Harry Hawkins, William Hawkins, Russell ""Rach"" Hawkins and Randle ""Buddy"" Hawkins.
He is survived by two sons, Fred ""Sonny"" Hawkins and his wife, Kitty, and Jack Hawkins and his wife, Jean; three grandchildren, Kristy White and her husband, Tony, David Hawkins and Elizabeth Hawkins Boatwright and her husband, Trey; five great-grandchildren, Chloe and Carly White, Molly, Macey and Max Boatwright; and one sister, Helena Crady.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial follows in Valley Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Elizabethtown.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Mar. 23, 2014