Dr. Brian Hawkins

November 16, 1948November 4, 2018
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Brian was born November 16, 1948 in Waco, Texas to Julius Bill Hawkins Sr. and Vanita Hawkins. He is survived by his wife Linda Hawkins. He is also survived by his son Colonel Brad Hawkins and wife Jennifer of Gulf Breeze, Florida. His three grandchildren Second Lieutenant Michael Hawkins, Megan Hawkins, and Cadet Matthew Hawkins. He is also survived by his brother Robert Hawkins of Waco, sister Barbara Woodruff of Waco, and brother Benny Hawkins of Austin. He was proceeded in death by his parents Julius Bill Hawkins, Sr. and Vanita Hawkins and two brothers Julius Bill Hawkins, Jr. and Boyd Hawkins. Brian received his early education in Waco, Texas where he graduated from LaVega High School in 1967. He attended McClennan Community College in Waco, San Jacinto Junior College and the University of Texas in Austin and received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas in 1975. Brian was in solo practice in the Houston Heights for 42 years. Brian treated many patients during his 42 years in practice. He loved his patients and felt that he was called by God to this profession. Brian proudly served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard as an airborne medic. He served in the 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, 71st Brigade. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, a descendant of a pioneer Texas family, and the American Legion. Brian served as a member of the Texas Chiropractic College Alumni Association and the Board of Regents at Texas Chiropractic College where he was later designated as Regent Emeritus. One of his true loves was competition barbeque contests where he won many awards and honors. He competed around the country where he met and made many friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit and his caring staff for all their kindness and love thru this past year. A visitation will be held at Heights Funeral Home in Houston, Texas on Sunday November 18, 2018 from 3PM-5PM. Graveside service will be held at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco, Texas on Monday November 19, 2018 at 11AM with reverend R. Duane Hoxworth of Waco officiating. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Texas Chiropractic College in his name. Pall Bearers will be Bryan W. Hawkins, Robbie Hawkins, Christopher Hawkins, Charles Kloesel, Melvin Mlcak, Roger Stephens, Michael Stephens, Glen Stephens, and William Swanks. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Rene Ryan and Bronco Harrison and the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents.


  • Linda Hawkins, Wife
  • Col. Brad Hawkins and his wife Jennifer, Son
  • Barbara Woodruff, Sister
  • Robert Hawkins, Brother
  • Benny Hawkins, Brother
  • 2LT Michael Hawkins, Grandson
  • Megan Hawkins, Granddaughter
  • Cadet Matthew Hawkins, Grandson
  • Vanita Hawkins, Mother
  • Julius Bill Hawkins, Father
  • Julius Bill Hawkins Jr., Brother
  • Boyd Hawkins, Brother

  • Bryan W. Hawkins
  • Robbie Hawkins
  • Christopher Hawkins
  • Charles Kloesel
  • Melvin Mlcak
  • Roger Stephens
  • Michael Stephens
  • Glen Stephens
  • William Swanks
  • Rene Ryan , Honorary Bearer
  • Bronco Harrison , Honorary Bearer
  • Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents

  • Texas Chiropractic College


  • Gathering Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 19, 2018

Dr. Brian Hawkins

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Sandy Schier

November 9, 2018

Many prayers for you aunt Linda and cousin Brad! Sending many prayers and thoughts for you all. God bless

Steve Foster

November 8, 2018

Dr. Hawkins was such a supporter of Texas Chiropractic College. His passion for the college was evident through his many contributions as a member of the Board of Regents. He personally gave me support and encouragement and always inspired me to be better. His love for his profession, his patients and his college will be a fond memory to me.

Stephen Foster
President, Texas Chiropractic College

Ednna Guillen

November 7, 2018

I was a patient of Dr. Hawkins at his chiropractic office. But, I was never treated as a fact from the get go (upon our first meeting), Dr. Hawkins and Ms. Linda, treated me as a friend. I looked forward to my appointments not just because of the treatments but because it gave us time to catch up with stories about our families, of up coming vacations, or just to chat about our day. Visits that I will treasure always. Dr. Hawkins's wit, his kindness his bear hugs and of course his smile will be deeply, deeply missed. My prayers for Ms. Linda, (a dear and wonderful woman) and for his family and loved ones are that, they may find comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and that the good Lord continue to surround them with peace and everlasting love.

Bobby Schafer

November 7, 2018

Brian and I graduated from high school together and immediately enrolled in a local community college. We took a couple of classes together that summer and became good friends. We spent many nights cruising up and down Austin Avenue, doing research in the watermelon fields around Gholson then taking our selected melon to Cameron Park and sharing our hopes and dreams for our futures. I will never forget his enthusiasm and the intense look in his eyes when we came up with an idea for our next adventure! Those times passed way too fast but the memories never will!

May God wrap His arms around Brian and lead him to everlasting life in the Kingdom of the Lord and forever keep him by His side. My thoughts go out to the family. Peace to all the family.

Dr. Larry Wyatt

November 6, 2018

You were such a kind soul. I appreciate your kind words, inspiration and talent. You will be missed, sir. My condolences to your family and friends.

Dr. Larry Wyatt
Texas Chiropractic College

Frank Laywell

November 6, 2018

Always, enjoyed Brian's smile and laughter. Have many memories good and bad of those Friday nights on the gridiron and wish there could have been more in later life. May, the Lord makes his face to shine upon all his loved ones and make their way filled with love and wonderful memories of Brian.