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William “Bill” Earl Hawkins

August 31, 1951 ~ April 30, 2022

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


Fred Roleke

May 7, 2022, 1:36 am

May, I hope you and your Family will find Peace in the days ahead with the Loss of Bill. You are in our prayers. He was a great man to know.
Bill it was great to call you Friend. You will be missed. Thanks for your willing Spirit to Help me and others whenever you were called upon.
We will meet again one Day….

Toni Geiger

May 7, 2022, 11:36 am

We are truly sorry for your loss of a wonderful man.We have known Bill for many years and he was one of the best…loved his family..loved the Lord…our prayers and love are with you all❤️

Maria Simone

May 10, 2022, 2:59 am

A “strong, silent” type, is how I would describe Bill. In the short time that I knew him, he always had a quick smile. As I will see that smile again, its farewell for now.
Love you May and am here for you whenever or whatever you need.

Cindee Aiello

May 10, 2022, 3:05 am

Thinking back to the many years that Bill served the Lord with his whole heart ❤️ His quiet spirit touched many lives in a special way. He will be missed by everyone. Blessings and peace to all the family.

Richard & Ana Silva

May 10, 2022, 3:10 am

Bill we got to know you in the last two and half years. We love you and we miss your smile. We know you are rejoicing in heaven. Until
We meet again. Love Ana,Richard,Danielle and Melissa. We will look after May for you.


May 10, 2022, 11:16 am

Looking back over the many years that we all new Bill, he was truly a servant and a kind man. He had a quiet sense of humor and we enjoyed his company. We will miss you Much love ❤️ to May and all the family.

Debbie Logan

May 10, 2022, 1:28 pm

May and all the kids, (not so much kids anymore), may you all rest in the Peace knowing that Bill is no longer in pain. He is with Granny and Pappy and they are looking out for all of you. I am thankful for having all the wonderful memories that we shared.

Donna Baker

May 10, 2022, 2:24 pm

Bill will be missed by many. The love he showed for his family was so evident. Praying peace and strength over you and your family. Though sorrow may come in the night, His joy comes in the morning….

John Sweeney

May 10, 2022, 4:51 pm

Bill is only Resting. I hope I can have as much faith as Bill had SO when the good Lord comes back He takes me to heaven too

Mike and Steph Danforth

May 10, 2022, 6:10 pm

Bill, a quiet gentle spirit, with a willing heart. Always at the ready to help and serve. We will miss you and will see you again. Many prayers for comfort for the family and much love from us.

Lilianna Thomas

May 10, 2022, 8:15 pm

What amazing Shepards to our community you both were. Mrs. May, I know you will continue to touch the lives with the continued protection and guidance of your sweet husband, along with all the angels and saints. The Holy Spirit speaks to you in such a special way, and I have the faith to know that through this earthly pain, there will be heavenly joy. You are loved always.

Angella Bundy

May 10, 2022, 8:15 pm

I have countless magnificent memories of my Uncle Bill! I will ALWAYS remember him for being one of the most compassionate men I have EVER known. I know that his loss will leave a hole in the hearts of many. But 2 Corinthians 5:8 holds a promise of hope! “To be absent from the body is to be present with Christ”, & I TRULY BELIEVE He was blessed to hear, “well done my good & faithful servant.”
So until the circle is unbroken. I LOVE YOU & WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DAY!

Randy & Leslie Earll

May 10, 2022, 8:16 pm

Bill was as true a friend as anyone ever could be. He gave of himself without prejudice. As one who is not as handy as he would like, Bill was there to help more than once. His kindness will be missed by many. Our love and prayers are with the family.

Keith & Annabelle Croy

May 10, 2022, 8:59 pm

May and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope that happy memories of Bill bring you comfort. May his soul Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doreen and Dave

May 10, 2022, 10:08 pm

What a kind hearted gentle soul. Always there for you with a sweet smile and firm handshake. Prayers for the family as they walk this journey without him in arms reach but always in their hearts…♥️

Teresa Livensparger

May 10, 2022, 11:36 pm

Keith and I were so blessed to know Bill. He was a quiet soul, but his presence was always known because of his eyes sparkling the love of his Savior Jesus. We will miss you but we have the assurance of seeing you and spending eternity getting to know all our loved ones and forever be with the Lord. Love you May.

Teresa and Keith Livensparger ❤️

Lee Jones

May 11, 2022, 2:09 am

Over 30 years of Friendship, wow how time flies! Thankful to have eternity together!! I never forget how quick you were to volunteer to help. Whether it be building stuff at church or helping me put together a chicken coop. I’ll never forget the plays at church. You were the best Roman Guard! Fishing with you, our playing games, your quick wit will be missed! I pray God bless May with that peace that surpasses all understanding! Love ya May and Bill!!

Tammy Zoerhof

May 11, 2022, 3:37 am

May and family. We are praying for peace and comfort in your time of loss.
Bill was a good man. Always so kind. I am sure he will be missed by many.
David and Tammy Zoerhof

Shannyn and Family

May 11, 2022, 8:10 pm

Dear May, I know that you will continue to lift up your eyes to the hills, for your help and comfort comes from the Lord. May His gentle hands pass over your heart and soul during this time and fill you with so much peace and joy, remembering the tremendous blessing you had by your side. He was truly a great example of a man of God and his infectious smile and calming spirit is missed. Sending my hugs to you.

Gay Oyco Ryser

May 12, 2022, 1:15 am

“Uncle” Bill was my brother-in-law. My children and I have been blessed with this special man for 32 years. Uncle Bill had a quiet strength and mild demeanor but that does not keep him from trying to be funny. He was my handyman. He could do pretty much anything and he never complained. He was always willing to help. He loved my sister May and worked hard for their family. He will be sorely missed but knowing his constant love for Jesus, we know where he is and he is smiling and loving them from afar.

May Hawkins

May 13, 2022, 8:54 pm

Celebration of Life Service
Friday, May 27 at 6:30 pm
Highpoint Church
3660 16th Street
Vero Beach, FL

St Sume family

May 23, 2022, 2:26 pm

Bill was a servant, a kind man and to some very funny. I remember back when my daughter Jennifer and I used to greet at the door he would come to keep us company and tell jokes. He is no longer in pain but in God’s arms waiting to meet us again to celebrate our Father. He will be missed.
Our prayers and love are with the family.
May we love you

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