Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Otis Hawkins

September 1, 1941September 28, 2019

Otis Leroy Hawkins, age 78, of Russellville, AL, formerly of East Peoria, passed away Sat. Sep. 28, 2019 at 1:40 a.m. at North Alabama Medical Center in Florence, AL. He was born Sep. 1, 1941 in Russellville, to Otis B. and Jessie (Jones) Hawkins. He first married Peggy Snider and later married Regina Geijsen. She passed away June 22, 2018 in Russellville. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold Hawkins, and two sisters: Dorothy Casey and Mary Ford. Survivors include four sons: Curtis (Cindy) Hawkins of East Peoria, Scott Hawkins and Michael Hawkins both of Russellville, AL, Otis P. Hawkins of McAllen, TX, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Otis owned and operated Hawkins Heating and Cooling for many years. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the National Stroke Foundation. You may view Otis’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019


Otis Hawkins

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Ivy Geijsen

October 6, 2019

Otis was married with my sister Regina, and i visit them several times and lived for a while with them, with my two kids, when he lived in peoria he would pick us up in Chicago later he lived in Alabama and he would pick us up in Memphis, i have good memories on Otis, he would love to hunt and bring the animals home, my son would love it. I have always feld welcome in his house! Just recently whe had spoken that he maybe come to Holland its a shame that this did not happen i would had the change to return the favor of feeling welcome, thank you Otis and rest in peace together with my sister Regina.