Obituary of Herbert Hawkins, Jr.
Mr. Herbert C. Hawkins, Jr., age 65, of Inman, SC, formerly of Danbury, died Sunday December 31, 2017 in Spartanburg, SC. He was the husband of Susan (Kautz) Hawkins, who joined him in eternal rest on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was also a beloved son, brother, father and grandfather.
Mr. Hawkins was born November 20, 1952 in Danbury, son of Carol E. (Cover) Hawkins of Danbury and the late Herbert C. Hawkins, Sr. He was a retired Danbury police officer, having served 20 years. He was a member of the Central Christian Church in Danbury, and a former member of the Danbury Elks Lodge and the Mill Plain Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Hawkins proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.
In addition to his wife Susan, and mother Carol, Mr. Hawkins is survived by five children: Karen Kochies and her husband Bill of Willow Spring, NC, Jennifer Hawkins of Portland, Brian Hawkins of Danbury, Matt Roberts and his wife Kelley of Thomaston, and Michael Roberts of Meridan, seven sisters: Cheryl Marsh and her husband Kenneth of Danbury, Debbie Surovy and her husband James of Danbury, Ruth “Annie” Goslee and her husband Jeff of Sierra Vista, AZ, Donna Gantnier of Benedicta, ME, Terri Hawkins of Danbury, Susan Stevens of New Milford, and Darlene “Gail” Hawkins of Danbury, six grandchildren: Ruslan, Mason and Braden Kochies, Nick and Tanner Roberts and Elena Roberts, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son: Joseph Roberts.
Funeral services will be held, celebrating both the lives of Herbert and his wife, Susan, on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Cornell Memorial Funeral Home, 247 White St., Danbury. Burial with military honors will be in New Milford Center Cemetery immediately following the service. Mr. Hawkins’ family will receive family and friends at the funeral home on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danbury Elks Lodge #120, 36 Sugar Hollow Road, Danbury, CT 06810.
"I know your life on Earth was troubled,
And only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on Earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son."
.....Rest easy "Poppy"
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