William Kenneth “Bud” Hawkins Jr., 86, passed at home on the morning of May 20, 2018, with loved ones at his side.
He was born in King-wood, a son of William Kenneth “Kinks” Hawkins Sr. and Kathryn Copeman Hawkins on April 12, 1932.
He graduated from Kingwood High School and West Virginia University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He worked with Preston Insurance Agency for 35 years, becoming president and owner.
Bud was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Lions Club, Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department, the Preston Lodge No. 90 A.F. & A.M. and other organizations.
Bud is survived by his wife, Shirley Nestor Hawkins; daughters, Mischelle and Leslie Zinn, of Kingwood, Kellie and Dan Johns, of Martinsburg, Jennifer Hawkins Robinson, of Winchester, Va., and Charlene Hawkins and Kellin Van Lendt, of Gainesville, Va.; and a sister, Francia Thomas and Bob, of Greensburg, Pa.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Goodwin, Blake Poldiak, Chase and Matthew Johns, Taylor Sanders and Connor Robinson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Janet Hawkins Henry; and son, Gregory Sanders.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the staff with WV Caring of Ar-thurdale. They all provided such kindness, love and care. An extra special thank you to Shelly for her sunshine and smiles.
Friends will be received at Browning Funeral Home, 201 E. Main St., Kingwood, from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, with the service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, with Pastor Paul Rebelo officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, where Masonic graveside honors will be accorded by Preston Lodge No. 90 A.F. & A.M.
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