William “Bill” Earl Hawkins, 70, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2022, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.
He was born August 31, 1951, in Lake Worth, FL and had been a resident of Fort Pierce for 35 years coming from Lake Worth.
Bill graduated from John I. Leonard High School in Lake Worth in 1969. Upon graduating Mr. Hawkins enlisted and proudly served in the United States Navy. Following his time in the service he began a 28-year career in maintenance work for the public school systems of Palm Beach & St. Lucie Counties and Indian River State College. He retired in 2018.
Bill was a longtime member of the Highpoint Church. He loved wholeheartedly. He loved his Lord, his wife & family and his country. When he wasn’t busy tinkering or working in his barn he enjoyed fishing, bike riding and lifting weights.
His friends and loved ones describe Bill as loyal, dependable, funny and disciplined. His wife, May described him as “steady.” He was her rock and she took comfort in him in times of uncertainty.
He leaves his memories to be cherished by his wife of 32 years, May Oyco Hawkins; children, William Ira Hawkins, Beverlee Suzanne Hawkins, Kristine Kay Becker and Hannah Hope Hawkins; sister, Lynda Freeman and grandchildren, Bryce Deans, Kaylee Deans, Ryan Hawkins, Maryann Hawkins and Timothy Britt Becker. He was predeceased by his parents, William Bertram and Mary Kate Hawkins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Condolences may be shared online at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.
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