|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2010|
VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II
Marion Frederick Hawkins, one of the four sons of Floyd Leroy and Etta Mae (Hargus) Hawkins who served in World War II, entered the service in August, 1943. He received his training at Farragut, Idaho. Marion was separated from the service in August, 1945. He received his schooling in Missouri. Two of the brothers, James Cecil and William Raymond Hawkins, died during World War II in the service of their country.
The Hanford Sentinel
September 15, 2010
Marion Frederick Hawkins was born April 9, 1925 in Marshfield, Missouri and passed away in his home surrounded by his family on September 11, 2010 at the age of 85.
Marion was born to Floyd and Etta Mae Hawkins, the youngest son of their nine children. In 1943 he entered the United States Navy and served his country alongside his three brothers. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and went to work for The Hanford Sentinel and later the Santa Barbara News-Press. He retired in 1987 after 40 years of loyal service to newspapers. In 1989, Marion and his wife Connie moved to Modesto to where he enjoyed golfing, attending Shelter Cove Church, and most of all, watching his grandkids play sports.
Marion is survived by his wife of 62 years, Connie Hawkins of Modesto; his three children, Cecilia Avila of Fresno, Linda (Rodney) Rodrigues of Lemoore, and Fred (Carmen) Hawkins of Modesto; sisters Leota Clair of Marshfield, Missouri and Oleta Miller of Niangua, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and countless other family members who will miss his humor and gracious heart. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers William Hawkins, James Cecil Hawkins, and Earl Hawkins; and sisters Odetta Schilling, Armenta Lytle and Myrtle Swearingen; and great-grandson Chase Schlenker.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17 at the Lakewood Funeral Home, Heritage Chapel, in Hughson.
In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA., 95356.
Note - Marion married the widow of his brother, James, after his death in 1944.
Floyd Leroy Hawkins (1892 - 1950)
Etta Mae Hargus Hawkins (1888 - 1957)
Connie F. Howard Hawkins (1926 - 2015)
William Raymond Hawkins (1917 - 1945)*
Earl Leroy Hawkins (1920 - 1980)*
James Cecil Hawkins (1922 - 1944)*
Marion Frederick Hawkins (1925 - 2010)
Armenta Mae Hawkins Lytle (1927 - 2008)*
Lakewood Memorial Park
Created by: JC
Record added: May 18, 2012
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