07/26/1931 - 10/06/2020
The family of Laroy Hawkins will celebrate his life of 89 years at 10 am on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the visitation. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.
Laroy Hawkins was born July 26, 1931, to Frank and Julie Mae Hawkins. We lost our beloved husband, daddy, Bo, and brother Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The great-grandson of Laroy Hawkins said, “he was different, and to me, he was always perfect.”
He was a hard worker, providing for his family of four children who loved him dearly. He taught them the morals and values of a life well-lived.
He loved people, always finding ways to meet the needs of others, and often sacrificed time with family to help when the opportunity came. He impacted many lives, young and old, through his volunteer service in the fire department, EMS, little league, youth, and church activities.
He was honored and proud to serve in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1951 – 1954. He conveyed patriotism wherever he went.
He loved the Lord and prayed faithfully every day. He was ordained a Deacon in the Baptist Church, a position to which he felt humbled and unworthy. Those who knew him in the church knew he had a pocket of lifesavers and mints to unselfishly share.
Laroy was a remarkable man who loved fiercely and will always be loved and missed by his family.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Connie Hawkins; two daughters, Cheryl (Douglas) Karr, Brenda (Wendell) Wood, all of Lubbock; two sons, Bryan (Gina) Hawkins of Seminole, Daryl Ray (Brenda) Hawkins of Lubbock; seven grandchildren, Phillip (Wendi) Karr, Scott Cornwell, Benjamin (Brianna) Hawkins, Matthew (Chelsey) Hawkins, Tana (Cam) Shock, Brandon (Jessica) Hawkins, Justin (Paula) Hawkins; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan Karr, Emily Karr, Alexa Hawkins, Jude Hawkins, Sully Hawkins, Rawley Hawkins, Kali Jolly; two sisters, Alta Gates, Alene (Don) Tindal; and two brothers, Eugene “Peanut” (Rita) Hawkins, Richard (Sherri) Hawkins;
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Delbert Hawkins and Wesley Hawkins; and two sisters, Alma Crim and Melva Hawkins.
The family of Laroy Hawkins has designated the Redbud Baptist Church, 801 Slide Road, Lubbock, Texas 79416, for memorial contributions donated in his memory.