Richard Lee Hawkins

January 27, 1947December 4, 2018

Dick “Hawk” Hawkins, Sr., 71, of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from a head injury.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. A private family burial will be held at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America.

Hawk was born January 27, 1947 in Davenport to Bill and Leone (Mundt) Hawkins. He was united in marriage to Joan Likens on August 15, 1970. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1966-1970 at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base.

Hawk coached his children’s sports teams, was a Scout Leader, and a no smoking advocate, traveling to area schools providing anti-smoking education for children. He was a member of VFW and Oak Hills Gun Club and served as an instructor for hunter safety. Hawk was a Mason for many years and a life member of both the Boy Scouts of America and the NRA. Hawk loved clocks, westerns, history (especially wars), riding his Harley and NASCAR. He was an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Jr.. He had a great curiosity of different countries, was a collector of all things and adored his mastiffs Wrigley and Shay. Above all of his passions, Hawk loved his grandchildren.

Those left honoring his memory include his loving wife of forty-eight years Joanie; children: Rick Hawkins, Jr. and Edward Nicholas (Hillary) Hawkins; grandchildren: Maverick, Alek and Avery; brother, Robert (Norma) Hawkins and childhood friends, Donny Trejo and Don Hendercot.

In addition to his parents, Hawk was preceded in death by his brother, Buddy and best friend, Kurt Kelting.


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LeeAnn Likens Sanders

December 11, 2018

Aunt Joan, Rick, and Nick,
I'm so sorry for your loss, Uncle Dick was a great man. Even though we didn't talk or see each other on a daily basis, it was a honor to call him Uncle! Rest in peace Uncle Dick


December 10, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I worked with him at the cement plant for many years and always enjoyed talking with him when we would see each other. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.