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Charles E. Hawkins Oct. 25, 1942 - May 5, 2018

Charles E. Hawkins, 75, Bunker Hill, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Dukes Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 25, 1942, in Peru, Indiana to the late Charles Hawkins and Mildred Little. On Dec. 13, 1975, he married Mary C. Ramer, she survives.

Mr. Hawkins served the U.S. Army for 6 years. He was a retired truck driver after 25 years. In some of his retirement years he and his wife spent winters in Texas and Arizona. They enjoyed traveling together. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. He loved camping, traveling and spending time with his family.

He is survived by G sons, Charles A. Hawkins (Janel) of Santa Fe, Lee Hawkins (Hannah) of Peru, Donnie White of Florida, Stefan Hawkins (Madaline) of Peru, Bryan Hawkins (Amy) of Peru, Robert White (Charlotte) of Bunker Hill; 5 daughters, Debbie (late Ervin) Shrock of Peru, Vickie (Brian) Boruff of Bunker Hill, Patty (Jim) Books of Peru, Margie (Kenny) Morgan of Peru, Christy White of Logansport; 36 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; one sister Sally (Byron) Kosanke of Bunker Hill; several nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Charlene Hawkins and Tina Salinas; two brothers, David Hawkins and Terry Little; three sisters Judy Fatkin, Connie Alva, and Sarahlyn Hawkins; 3 grandkids, Steven Ford, Lauren Earnest, and baby Earnest.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Free Will Baptist Church, Bunker Hill with Pastor Bill Sheets officiating. Military service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be given to Free Will Baptist Church in c/o Mary Hawkins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Allen Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.