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Robert Richard "Bobby/Hawk" Hawkins, 79, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Crofton, MD passed peacefully on January 26, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He was born on July 12, 1933 in Mt. Jackson, VA to the late Roy Johnson Hawkins and the late Nora Ellen (Clem) Hawkins.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was predeceased by eight siblings.
Bobby is also survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Gertrude Ethel "Nook" (Leizear) Hawkins of Mechanicsville, MD; three beautiful daughters/son-in-laws, Sharon Booker (Robert) of Charlotte Hall, MD, Barbara Livingston (Chuck) of Mechanicsville, MD, and Debbie Baker (Mike) of Boyce, VA;eight grandchildren, Bobby, Shelley, Stacey and Cody Trahan of Charlotte Hall, MD, Samantha Livingston of Mechanicsville, MD, and Michelle, Theresa and Nicholas Baker of Boyce, VA; four great-grandchildren; and one brother and one sister.
Family and friends will be received for Bobby's Life Celebration on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Funeral Service beginning at 7 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Interment will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Maryland Veteran Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 3, 2013