Michael Wayne Hawkins, 68, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at June 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born December 5, 1950 in Mount Vernon to the late Richard and Evelyn (Breedlove) Hawkins. Michael married Leslie G. (Menefee) Hawkins on June 21, 1975 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with nearly 44 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by his sons, Jason Hawkins of Edwardsville, Illinois and Destin Hawkins of Mount Vernon; sisters, Diane Woltering and husband, Dennis of Aviston, Illinois and Judy Riggs of Concord, California; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Misty Hawkins and sisters, Shirley Muggleston and Darla Hawkins.
Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked for many years as a mechanical engineer and retired from Roberts and Schaefer in Chicago, Illinois. Michael was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church. Throughout the years, Michael built, maintained, and improved his home until his last days. Michael enjoyed cooking for his friends and family and spending time with his neighbors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Michael was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Greeting of Family and Friends will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Jason Newell officiating. The American Legion Post #141 will conduct full military honors at the service. Inurnment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.