OBITUARY

Oren Eugene "Gene" Hawkins

March 22, 1945February 14, 2019
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Oren Eugene “Gene” Hawkins, 73 passed away after a brief illness on February 14, 2019. Gene was born March 22, 1945 in Huntsville, AR.

Gene proudly served his country in the United States Navy. During his years in the Navy he was an Aircraft Mechanic. He later worked as a Mechanic for Freightliner and retired after 28 years. He was a “jack of all trades” and loved working with his hands. He enjoyed working on cars and loved teaching his grandchildren the trades he could pass on to them. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memories are his five children, Ronald Hawkins and wife, Shealene Boolman of TX, Larry Hawkins and wife, Vanessa of AR, John Hawkins of Gastonia, Angela Hoffman and husband, Richard of Gastonia and Elizabeth Burch of Gastonia; sister, Glenna Bowman; eleven grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Karen Hawkins.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Mount Holly. Pastor Marie Dunn will preside.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 18, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Faith and Praise Assembly, 1413 Spencer Mountain Road, Ranlo, NC 28054.

Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is honored to serve the Hawkins family.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald Hawkins and wife, Shealene Boolman, Son
  • Larry Hawkins and wife, Vanessa, Son
  • John Hawkins, Son
  • Angela Hoffman and husband, Richard, Daughter
  • Elizabeth Burch, Daughter
  • Glenna Bowman, Sister
  • Karen Hawkins, Wife
  • Eleven grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jared Hawkins
  • David Hawkins
  • Ricky Hawkins
  • Richard Hoffman
  • Shawn Dieter
  • Jason Fisher
  • DONATIONS

  • Gaston Hospice
  • Faith and Praise Assembly

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Graveside with Military Honors Tuesday, February 19, 2019
REMEMBERING

Oren Eugene "Gene" Hawkins

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Sandra Greene

March 13, 2019

Gene was a good man. I will always miss you sweet man. Sandra

Linda Johnson

February 22, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family, and especially to a granddaughter, in the loss of Gene Hawkins. It is comforting to know that, in his last days, he was surrounded by the warmth and love of his family. May God grant you peace and rest in these difficult days. ~~ LC "Guk" Johnson, Chesapeake, VA.

Carol Chambers McCullough

February 19, 2019

Uncle Gene was a fun uncle to be with. The boys might remember this. When he visited at Wardstation he knew how terrified we were of living next to a graveyard. That stinker would pick us up run us to the graveyard set us down and run away. We ran after him screaming in terror!!! Now I can laugh at his hilarious antics!! Then I screamed and cried as he laughed!!! I’m sure he carried that into being a fun and great grandpa. He will be missed. Love you all!

Brenda Chambers

February 18, 2019

My memories of Uncle Gene are as a kind man and a loving dad to my cousins. When my family moved from NC we only saw him a few more times but he was always family to us. He will surely be missed! My prayers are with the family.

Dale Chambers

February 18, 2019

My wife and I met Gene in about 1966 when we lived in Rogers, Arkansas. We immediately became friends. Our families were close during those years as we did things together, fishing, picnicking, and especially going to church. The Pastor of the church we attended passed away and we agreed to move his wife and children to Stanley, North Carolina. We like that area so well, we went back to Rogers and loaded up our families and moved to Stanley. He was a true friend. Although life took us down different careers, I always considered Gene our special friend. We only saw him a few more times over the years, but I did get to speak to him a few times in recent weeks. Our love and prayers are with the family of this fine man. May God bless each of you with His Peace and Comfort.

Vanessa Hawkins

February 18, 2019

Vanessa Hawkins

February 18, 2019

Vanessa Hawkins

February 18, 2019

L. D. Hawkins

February 17, 2019

L. D. Hawkins

February 17, 2019

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