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OBITUARY

Caleb Ezra Hawkins

June 17, 1989September 11, 2020
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Caleb Ezra Hawkins, 31 of Davenport, IA passed away Friday, September 11th, 2020.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 5pm-7pm at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, IA. Funeral Services will be held the next day, Saturday, September 19th at 12:00noon in the same location. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Caleb’s name to The Center Skate Church in Davenport, IA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Caleb was born to Dennis and Joni Hawkins on Saturday, June 17th, 1989. He was an adventurous soul who loved skateboarding, music, and thrived in nature. His next adventure was always just around the bend, and his warm personality and sparkling eyes always enticed you to come along for it. If that wasn’t possible, he would tell you about it, whether it was a great adventure, or a huge flop. Caleb was a great story teller and an open book, never ashamed to tell you about his past even if it hadn’t gone the way he’d planned.

A people person who was always a good listener as well as talker, Caleb was a sponge for information. He loved to read, and was always trying to learn a new skill. If he wasn’t skateboarding, or going to a music festival, he was fishing with friends. If he wasn’t doing that, he was trying his hand at drawing or painting, cooking up a new dish, or possibly just eating one! Caleb was above all creative and that came out in many ways as he experimented with ideas inspired by the people around him.

Family was an important part of Caleb’s life. Notes were often left around the house for his parents to find. His mother was one of his best friends and partners in crime, and he visited his brothers often and spoke about them, and his Pops, frequently.

Friends were important too, and Caleb rarely met a stranger. He made friends everywhere he went, with adults, children, and animals. He had a big heart for the homeless and those struggling with addictions. It seemed like anyone could become his new best friend in the course of a single conversation. Caleb’s friends and family will forever cherish their memories with him.

He is survived by his mother and father, Joni and Dennis Hawkins, his eight siblings, his numerous nieces and nephews, and all those fortunate enough to have known him and considered him a friend.

  • FAMILY

  • Dennis Hawkins, Father
  • Joni (Edstrom) Hawkins, Mother
  • Those left to cherish his memory include his eight siblings, his numerous nieces and nephews, and all those fortunate enough to have known him and considered him a friend.

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  • DONATIONS

  • The Center Skate Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

Memories

Caleb Ezra Hawkins

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David OBrien

September 18, 2020

There are literally too many amazing memories and stories i have with Caleb i could write a book. Everything we did together was something memorable and i spent the best years of my childhood and teenage years with him and my other best friend Karl. Ill even remember weird little memories like coming to his house after skating and eating chimichangas. Idk what to say. Im just glad we were friends until the end. Love you, Caleb.

Karl Johnston

September 17, 2020

Caleb was an adventurous and extremely outgoing individual, he could start conversation with ANYONE and literally make friends with people anywhere he went. That’s how I met him, just outside skateboarding when I was about 12 years old. We became friends immediately and he introduced me to people I still talk to this day. He was always the “cool older kid” I looked up too. I remember spending weeks at house the summer before my 8th grade year, which was the summer before his freshman year. We would wake up at 8am and he would have his mom drop us off at the skatepark and we would come back to his house and he would make us omelettes in his kitchen at about 1am lol.

One of my favorite memories of him is during battle of the bands at Central High School. I didn’t have a foot switch for my amp so Caleb dressed up as an “emo kid” and hit the switch to turn the channel on my amp during the song. I really loved the little carrot character he would draw on everything too, I wish I had a picture. He would spray paint and draw all over his room and let everyone draw something on his wall. I wish we could have reconnected, but until we meet again brother, love you Caleb!

Jennifer Stanley

September 17, 2020

He was a great coworker. He was always smiling and he just made each shift a little better! He taught me how to use Bluetooth. I am so sorry he is gone.

Paige Gutierrez

September 16, 2020

Uncle Caleb! ❤️ I always saw you as more of my cousin than my uncle cause we were so close in age. All the memories we had from growing up together & all those summers/road trips together, I will never forget. I love you.
Your favorite niece, Paigey ❤️❤️❤️

Terre Klipsch

September 16, 2020

Caleb, I only talked to you once on the phone, but I felt like I lifted you up in prayer so many times, you were like one of my own kids. I know you are at peace now. Joni and Dennis, my heart aches for you both. May you find consolation and relief at the foot of the cross.
Dennis, Grace and peace my friend. Grace and peace.

Adrienne StoglinBoore

September 16, 2020

Caleb was definitely adventurous and helpful. My son's enjoyed spending time with him. And learning we things. He will be missed. Love , Deven, Darrius and Avery!!!

Stephanie Dorton

September 15, 2020

Only positive memories of this guy. We met in middle school and hung through high school. Caleb really was such a sweetheart. Many of my memories of him include him and a skateboard. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Xoxo rest easy with that big smile.

Alex Clewell

September 15, 2020

I remember talking with you a lot during lunch at Central High. That lunch hour in high school gave me a lot of social anxiety but I always looked forward to sitting with you and hearing your stories. Loved your 'be happy' stick & poke tattoo. You're a legend Caleb.

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Biography

Caleb Ezra Hawkins, 31 of Davenport, IA passed away Friday, September 11th, 2020. A Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 5pm-7pm at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, IA. Funeral Services will be held the next day, Saturday, September 19th at 12:00noon in the same location. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Caleb’s name to The Center Skate Church in Davenport, IA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Caleb was born to Dennis and Joni Hawkins on Saturday, June 17th, 1989. He was an adventurous soul who loved skateboarding, music, and thrived in nature. His next adventure was always just around the bend, and his warm personality and sparkling eyes always enticed you to come along for it. If that wasn’t possible, he would tell you about it, whether it was a great adventure, or a huge flop. Caleb was a great story teller and an open book, never ashamed to tell you about his past even if it hadn’t gone the way he’d planned. A people person who was always a good listener as well as talker, Caleb was a sponge for information. He loved to read, and was always trying to learn a new skill. If he wasn’t skateboarding, or going to a music festival, he was fishing with friends. If he wasn’t doing that, he was trying his hand at drawing or painting, cooking up a new dish, or possibly just eating one! Caleb was above all creative and that came out in many ways as he experimented with ideas inspired by the people around him. Family was an important part of Caleb’s life. Notes were often left around the house for his parents to find. His mother was one of his best friends and partners in crime, and he visited his brothers often and spoke about them, and his Pops, frequently. Friends were important too, and Caleb rarely met a stranger. He made friends everywhere he went, with adults, children, and animals. He had a big heart for the homeless and those struggling with addictions. It seemed like anyone could become his new best friend in the course of a single conversation. Caleb’s friends and family will forever cherish their memories with him. He is survived by his mother and father, Joni and Dennis Hawkins, his eight siblings, his numerous nieces and nephews, and all those fortunate enough to have known him and considered him a friend.

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