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OVERTON JOSEPH HAWKINS

July 24, 1946 July 13, 2016
OVERTON JOSEPH HAWKINS
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Overton Joseph Hawkins was born July 24,1946 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He entered into eternal rest on July 13, 2016 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

Overton attended and graduated from the public schools of Calvert County. He was a loyal fan of the Washington Redskins. He entered the US Army on 27 September 1966. He deployed overseas to Vietnam for a year under United States Pacific Command as a RADAR System Operator and provided cutting-edge detection, identification, and tracking of ground targets. Overton was subsequently awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal and one foreign award - the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. On 26 September 1969, he was honorably discharged as a Specialist, promotable to Sergeant (SP4 (P)). He was employed by Clark Construction as a Cement Finisher for over thirty years at Local 891 and retired in 2009.

Overton was a kind-hearted and loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was a selfless man who would go out of his way to help others, and he loved spending time with his family and friends. He shared a friendship with Leon Jones since the 3rd grade. Overton was a devoted member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church.

Overton leaves to cherish and share his memories, a devoted and loving wife, Cynthia Hawkins; mother, Mary Hawkins; two daughters: Felisha Hunter and LaShawn Anderson (John); five grandchildren: Jordan Hunter, Darian, Kayla, Camryn and Angel Anderson; one sister, Peggy Hawkins; four brothers: Wilson Hawkins (Mary), Melvin Hawkins (Bonnie), Floyd Hawkins, and Charles Hawkins (Joyce); sister and brother-in-laws: Arthur Jones (Thelma), Robert Jones (Dolores), Diane Stats (Jesse), Leon Jones, Cornell Jones, William Brooks, Patricia Gray (Martin), Marchelle Jones, Ruthia Jones, and Joan Jones. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and caring friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Overton Hawkins; siblings: Ivon Brooks and Carlton Hawkins; father and mother-in-law, Norval and Mildred Jones; son-in-law, Elijah Hunter III; brother and sister-in-law, Marvin Jones and Laverne Jones.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

21

Jul

6:00 PM 7/21/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/21/2016 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Friday

22

Jul

10:00 AM 7/22/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/22/2016 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Friday

22

Jul

11:00 AM 7/22/2016 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Friday

22

Jul

2:30 PM 7/22/2016 2:30:00 PM
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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