Gene R. Hawkins

February 26, 1928December 29, 2020

Gene Russell Hawkins, 92, of Bloomington died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Mitchell Manor. He was born February 26, 1928 in Lansing, IL to Ora Hawkins and Bertha Unger Hawkins.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Jean A. Weaver Hawkins; a daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Lepore of Bloomington; a son, Eric (Nancy) Hawkins of Brookville, IN; four grandchildren, Stephanie (C J) Johnson, Mallory Hawkins, Kyle (Emily) Lepore and Krista (James) Bodnar; 7 great grandchildren; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ray Hawkins.

Gene loved spending time with his family; watching sports on TV especially anything that had a ball and was a part of Indiana University; He had owned a CPA private practice in Connersville, IN and retired as the president of Val Corporation in New Castle, IN.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to a local food bank of the givers choice.


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Ann Shedlak

December 30, 2020

Having the privilege of knowing (Cindy’s Dad) for almost 60 years taught me what a gentle giant heaven has received. So quiet was his demeanor, yet he was always listening and made me feel special and important.

It seems silly but one of my favorite memories was stopping at a restaurant between Connersville and Lake Monroe. I ordered just cottage cheese for lunch (probably because I thought I’d look better in my bathing suit at the beach). The Hawkins had invited me to a fun weekend with Cindy at the Inn of the Four Winds in high school. Gene seemed so worried about my selection for lunch and truly seemed worried about me.

I will miss visiting and not hearing Gene say,“Hello Annie” but look forward to many more visits with Jean Ann. ❤️❤️