Jerry L. Hawkins 1942-2018

WARREN — Jerry Lynn Hawkins, 76, of Warren, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren.

He was born May 21, 1942, in Warren, the son of the late Chester L. Hawkins and Ruth E. Fawcett Hawkins. He had lived in Warren for the past 39 years, and was formerly of Newton Falls.

Jerry was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1966. Jerry married Ruby J. Johnson July 28, 1979, and they enjoyed 39 years of marriage, sharing church work, traveling and restaurant hopping.

He worked as an office equipment installer with United Telephone for 32 years, retiring in 2004. He also worked at the Ravenna Arsenal as a locomotive maintenance man and at HK Porter. During his Air Force station in the Aleutian Islands, he had worked as a diesel mechanic / power plant operator.

Jerry loved collecting coins and electronics.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby J. Hawkins of Warren; and many nieces and nephews, with whom he enjoyed imparting knowledge and advice, teasing and sharing coins. Watching them grow up and mature was important to him.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ronald, Wayne and Harlan Hawkins; and three sisters, Eileen Hewitt, Shirley Lynn and Bonnie Enberg.

A funeral gathering will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.

Jerry’s favorite charities were Lordstown Christian Church (DOC), 6370 Tod Ave. SW, Warren, Ohio 44481 and the Salvation Army Donation Center, 2680 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444, 330-872-5440.

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