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Danny Ray Hawkins

April 18, 1939 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 79)

Danny Ray Hawkins, 79, died in his son's home in Marion, Indiana, on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Danny came from a large family of 5 brothers & 6 sisters. He was born At 4:25am, on April 18, 1939, in Fairmount, Indiana, the son of the late Howard Sr. & Esther (Williams) Hawkins. Danny was very stubborn; as a child, he had caught Polio and refused to use crutches to help him walk. He started working at a young age, doing construction with his father. Later on, he worked as a parts man at Evans, Planks & Georges Auto Parts. Danny finally worked as an over the road semi-truck driver for Hodges/Firstway Trucking, where he retired from.

He married Virginia LaShure, in Gas City, Indiana, on October 14, 1967. They had 3 children together, they divorced and then remarried in Marion, Indiana, on November 14, 2002; she survives. Danny enjoyed listening to old time country music, playing his harmonica, WWE Wrestling, was a Colts fan, and he was in the process of learning how to play the banjo; but most of all, he loved to tinker with vehicles. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Danny is survived by a son, Gary (Beverley Wetherell) Hawkins & a daughter-in-law Laura (Breeden) Hawkins & a daughter Donita (Michael) Melick; grandchildren, Jacob (Elsa) Hawkins, Jessica Wilbanks, Devin Wilbanks, Tiffany Fisher, Travis Fisher, TeAria "Teri" Fisher & 7 great grandchildren, along with 3 stepdaughters & 6 step-great grandsons. Danny's surviving siblings are Catherine "Kitty" Montgomery, Tommy (Cindy) Hawkins, and a sister-in-law, Linda (Burns) Hawkins; also an aunt Betty Lou (Williams) Netzley. Along with his parents, Danny was preceded in death by his son, Timmy Ray Hawkins, 4 brothers; Howard Jr., Richard, Robert "Bobby", and Gerald "Lee" Hawkins, and 5 sisters; Betty Jane Bridenthal, Shirley Bennett, Mary L. Hawkins, Mary A. Johnson & Margaret Hawkins.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, College Park Chapel, 4601 S. Western Ave., from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a funeral service following the visitation. Pastor Mark Atkinson will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana.

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