Robert Lee Hawkins, 80, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, in Steubenville, OH. Born March 16, 1936, in Rachel, WV, he was a son of the late Denzil and Alice Masters Hawkins. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bill Hawkins and his sister, Jean Sypolt. Hawkey, as he was known in the mill, retired as a welder fromWeirton Steel after 38 years of service. A United States Army veteran, his favorite past times included Hunting and Fishing, and he enjoyed his times in Blackwater Falls, W.V. But most of all his enjoyment was found in being Pap. Rain snow, sleet or hail could not hold him back from cheering on his grandkids at their sporting events. He was affectionately known as Pap to all the kids who knew him. Robert is survived by his wife Jackie VanHorn Hawkins; son Bruce (Linda) Hawkins of New Cumberland, WV; daughter Crystal Hawkins of Weirton, WV; brother Donald Joe (Mary Frances) Hawkins of Fairmont, WV; and his two grandchildren, Kyle (Sara) Hawkins and Kaitlyn Hawkins. Friends will be received from 2:00 pm until time of his funeral service at 4:00 pm on Thursday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Rev. Dr. Ed Rudiger will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. My most heartfelt sympathygoes out to the Hawkins family, my cousins. May your lovely memories of this wonderful man sustain and comfort you in your times of loneliness and grief. Lean on one another and reach out if there is anything we, as your family, friends, and loved ones can do for you. Much love to you all!

  2. Uncle Bob was a kind and gentle man. One of my fondest memories is when he would come to softball practice and hit balls to us, for hours he would give his time. Heaven has gained a great angel. Love to Aunt Jackie, Cry and Bruce.

  3. Dear Jackie & family, was so sorry to hear about Bob. You have our prayers & we know he is not suffering any more. God Bless & take care.

  4. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Robert Lee Hawkins, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Army Veteran, Robert Lee Hawkins, “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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