Kenneth HawkinsAugust 25, 1952 ~ June 23, 2017 (age 64)
Kenneth Wayne Hawkins, 64, of Tifton passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11 am in Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Ring officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The Hawkins family will receive friends at Albritton Funeral Directors from 6-8 pm on Sunday evening.
Pallbearers will be Dayne Parramore, Tim Stephens, Wayne Folsom, Brother Fleming, Phillip Grimes, Steve Keith, Mike Hand, Roy Jones, Bob Hammond, Eddie Dunn, and posthumously Brandon “Lil B” Paulk, & Jay Bo McKinnon. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Beasley’s Sunday School Class of Salem Baptist Church.
Kenny was born in Tift County on August 25, 1952 to M.C. “Tubby” and Stene Harrison Hawkins of Omega. He was raised in Omega, and spent most of his life in Tift County. Kenny was a 1970 graduate of Tift County High School and served in the National Guard. He was married to Peggy Marchant Hawkins of Tifton for 39 years and they were members of Salem Baptist Church. Kenny loved fishing and hunting with his friends and family and he loved music. He also loved his Lord and his family. Kenny established Hawk-Eye’s B-B-Que in 1994 and was known as Hawk-Eye to his friends. He only recently sold the restaurant. Other than his family, Hawk-Eye’s was his life. He was dedicated to serving his customers and he offered outreach to his community by helping people who were in need.
In addition to his wife and parents, Kenny is survived by two sons, Dustin Hawkins and Carey Hawkins, both of Tifton; one sister, Teresa Hawkins of Omega, one brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Nancy Hawkins of Omega and numerous nieces and nephews. Also, very special to Kenny was his Hawk Eye’s family and all his hunting and fishing buddies.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, 1128 Salem Church Road, Tifton, Georgia 31793.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the guest registry at www.albrittonfuneral.com.