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Richard "Dick" Hawkins

Richard L. “Dick” Hawkins, 80, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday, March 17.
    He was born on March 11, 1935 in Richmond to Oscar F. “Chick” and Florence S. Mills Hawkins. He was a 1953 graduate of Centerville High School and later served six years in the Indiana Army National Guard. He married the former Delores “Dee” Short 59 years ago on November 22, 1956.
   Dick retired from Dana Perfect Circle after 31 years of service in the foundry. He formerly served in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Reserve. He was an IHSAA umpire and coached three generations of Little League in Fountain City. He also served 23 years on the Fountain City Town Board. Dick was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richmond.  
   Dick will be missed by his wife, Dee Hawkins; daughters, Kathy Champagne and her husband, Don; and Terry Hawkins-Wiesehan; son, Deron Hawkins and his wife, Dana; grandchildren, Todd Wiesehan, Brendan (Cassie) Finley, Andrew (Angelina) Finley, Caiden Hawkins and Kinley Hawkins; great-grandson, Gavin Finley; sisters, Susy (David) Bond and Helen (Tom) Vickroy; brothers, Sam (Carol) Polver, Elmer (Wanda) Hawkins, Jack (Delores) Hawkins, Ben Hawkins, Joe (Becky) Hawkins and Dave (Shelly) Hawkins; and numerous nieces & nephews.
   Dick was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Rick Wiesehan, in 2014; brothers, Billy Hawkins in 1939 and Donald Hawkins in 2011.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the funeral home.
   Dick’s wishes included in lieu of flowers donating in his memory to the Fountain City Park Fund, c/o Town of Fountain City, 312 West Main Street, Fountain City, IN 47341.

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Dee, Terri

I was very saddened to hear the passing of Dick. I instantly thought back of the many conversations we had as the kids were playing ball in the backyard. We were neighbors for many years and you both watched my kids grow up. I especially will never forget Dick out in the front yard shooting at the crows in the tree. He took care of that when he had the dang tree cut down! That is just many memories. I am unable to make it to Fountain City, but please know that you and all the family are in my thoughts; I will pray that God will comfort you in your sorrow. Teresa

Teresa Schnick (Seal) Mar 25 2015 12:00 AM

Dee, Deron and Family.

Our deepest condolences on your loss, your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Gina Down
Mt. Vernon IL

Steve & Gina Down Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Delores and family.  Praying God will guide and strengthen you in the days ahead as you cope with the the loss of someone so near and dear as Dick.  My prayers are with you.

Sally Niewoehner Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

Terry - So sorry to read about your Dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Our sincere sympathy to you and the Hawkins family.
Sally and Gordon

Sally Ricketts Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry about Dick.  I hope that all of the wonderful memories that you all have sustain you during this difficult time.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Mike and Debby Resh Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


Bernie and Mary Thomasson
Fishers, Indiana

Bernie and Mary Thomasson Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM

Dee and family. Our thoughts along with lots of memories are with you.

Sincerely, Max and Merilou Fulks

merilou fulks Mar 21 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Dick.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy & Brenda Jefferies-Shewman

Brenda Jefferies-Shewman Mar 21 2015 12:00 AM

Dee,  We are so sorry for your loss.  Dick was a very special person and we admired him very much.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dick and Jackie Webb Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM