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William Kenneth "Bud" Hawkins, Jr

April 12, 1932 ~ May 20, 2018 (age 86)

William Kenneth “Bud” Hawkins, Jr. age 86 passed at home on the morning of May 20, 2018 with loved ones at his side.

He was born in Kingwood, WV, son of William Kenneth “Kinks” Hawkins, Sr. and Kathryn Copeman Hawkins on April 12, 1932.

He graduated from Kingwood High School and West Virginia University.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He worked with Preston Insurance Agency for 35 years, becoming president and owner.

Bud was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Lions Club, Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department, the Preston Lodge No. 90, A.F. & A.M. and other organizations.

Bud is survived by his wife, Shirley Nestor Hawkins, daughters, Mischelle  and Leslie Zinn of Kingwood, Kellie and Dan Johns of Martinsburg, WV, Jennifer Hawkins Robinson of Winchester, VA and Charlene Hawkins and Kellin Van Lendt of Gainesville, VA; a sister, Francia Thomas and Bob of Greensburg, PA.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Goodwin, Blake Poldiak, Chase and Matthew Johns, Taylor Sanders and Connor Robinson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Janet Hawkins Henry and son, Gregory Sanders.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the staff with West Virginia Caring, of Arthurdale.  They all provided such kindness, love, and care.  An extra special thank you to Shelly for her sunshine and smiles.

Friends will be received at Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 with Pastor Paul Rebelo officiating.  Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery where Masonic graveside honors will be accorded by Preston Lodge No. 90, A.F. & A.M.

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