Robert Eugene Hawkins 1935 - 2008 Topeka
Topeka - Memorial services for Robert Eugene Hawkins, 72, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel in Topeka. Cremation is planned.Mr. Hawkins died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at a Topeka hospital.He was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Lawrence, the son of William Sr. and Mary Oreta Dimery Hawkins.Mr. Hawkins served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Bill Koback Buick as a parts manager and Crocker's Car Care as an office manager. He was a past president, treasurer and board member of the Sunset Optimist Club for 16 years and a former member of the Midwest Elks Lodge 1 and Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the St. Paul Church of God in Christ.He married Grace Etta James-Hawkins on April 27, 1981, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Robert E. Hawkins Jr., California, and William Hawkins III, Missouri; three stepsons, Jon James, Topeka, Donald Wilkins Jr., Hutchinson, and Allen Lamont McKinney, Lenexa; a daughter, Bessie Hawkins, Topeka; two stepdaughters, Janice Wilson, Edwardsville, and Annette Edwards, Topeka; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel in Topeka.