He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jimmy Wright.
Survivors include his mother, Vicky Hawkins of Cleveland; one daughter, Cristin Hawkins of Cleveland; one son, Tristin Hawkins of Ocoee; and seven grandchildren.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Randy Bragg officiating.
Interment will follow in the Boanerges Baptist Church Cemetery with Gene Pinela, Billy Pinela, Gabriel Pinela, Nick Shappell, James Cass, Charles Hines, Bobby Kee and Barry Hines serving as casketbearers. Honorary casket bearer will be Timmy Hines.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
You may share your memories and or condolences with the family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.