Robert Glen Hawkins


Robert Glen Hawkins, 84, of Shelburn, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, after a long illness. He was born on June 26, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, to Gladys Morris Hawkins and Ruben "R.D." Hawkins. Bob married Barbara Potts Sanders on March 31, 1956. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, having served aboard the USS Mount Katmai and the USS Mansfield. He was retired from farming and the Bindley Western Drug Co. Bob was a member of the Shelburn First Baptist Church, American Legion and VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Potts Sanders Hawkins; and great-grandchild, Chelsea Jones. He is survived by his children, Charlene Sanders Ditto (Chuck), Cheryl Sanders Kemp (Jerry), Katherine Myers (Mike), Bobby Hawkins (Buffy), Tim Hawkins and Karen Hudson (Jeff). Also surviving are his brother, Von Hawkins (Loretta); 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His grandson, Andy Myers, was his special caregiver in his last years. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, Indiana. Interment will follow in Little Flock Cemetery in Shelburn, Indiana. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, and from noon until the service Monday, June 11, 2018, at Brust Funeral Home.
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