Fred Hawkins

Fred Hawkins, 81, of Waco, passed away Saturday, March 21st at a local hospital.

Funeral Service: 2PM Wednesday, March 25th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation: 10AM to noon, prior to the service at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Private Burial: DFW National Cemetery.

Fred was born on January 8, 1934 in Elkin, NC to Gaither and Maddie (Felts) Hawkins. He served for 12 years with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Betty Farrar on February 6, 1954 in Tupelo, MS. He worked as a truck driver for 32 years and then became a safety manager and leading expert regarding D.O.T. compliance for the DFW area.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include wife of 62 years, Betty Hawkins of Waco; son, Aaron Hawkins of Waco; grandson, Anthony Hawkins; brother, Clyde Hawkins and wife Belvin of Monroe, NC; sisters-in-law, Zula Stover of Frisco and Lola Hicks of Weatherford; adopted daughter, Becky Woolever and husband Rick of Lewisville, TX; nieces, Sue Rasul, Betty Burks, Shiela Blechle, and Shelly Farrar Coleman; nephews, Calvin and Randy Stover, Vance Dalton, Billiy Farrar, Ricky Hicks, Royce Country, and James and Steven Hicks and their beloved families.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Contact Information:
Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco 76708, United States (US) - Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Clyde and Belvin Hawkins

    Betty so sorry for the loss but be assured he is better off than we are. No more suffereing and pain.Our hearts grieves with you. Betty if there is any thing we can do please let us know. We will be praying for you and the family especilly on WEDNESDAY. GOD BLESS YOU We love you dearly. Give us a call some time CLYDE AND BELVIN HAWKINS

  2. Aunt Betty and Family,

    We are sorry to hear about Uncle Fred’s passing. We are praying for you. We’ve shared some special times in the past and I’ll always cherish those memories. Sorry that we’ll be unable to make the trip from North Carolina but know that we’ll be thinking about you and praying that God’s loving arms are wrapped around you to comfort and guide in the days ahead. God bless you all.


    Neil, Ashley, Joshua, and Lauren Hawkins

  3. Ann and Wade Aldridge


    We were devastated to learn of Fred’s passing. Thankfully, Belvin and Clyde sent an email to let us know. We are so sorry. We will certainly miss Fred as I know you will. We have had some really great times together.

    Love you!
    Ann and Wade Aldridge

  4. Betty

    I am sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. He was a good man. I enjoyed working with him. He was a hard worker and a true professional. I enjoyed having him as a fishing buddy and will miss his friendship.

    Mike Davidson

  5. Margaret and Benny Darnelll

    Betty : We are sorry to hear about Freds passing . I don’t know if you remember us but Fred and Margaret were cousins and I grew up with Clyde and Fred . Love Margaret and Benny Darnell

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

  7. Jennifer Evans


    My condolences to you and your family. May our God, the Lord of all comforts, comfort you during this time.

    Many blessings,

    Jennifer Evans, Lakeshore Estates

  8. Prayers for peace and comfort are with you at this time. Tammera Ryan~ on behalf of the staff and volunteers of Providence Hospice.

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