Roy E. Hawkins
Roy “Sonny” Hawkins, 73, died Saturday evening, Oct. 12, 2013, at his home in Newton, under the care of Skiff Hospice.
A time of remembrances for Sonny will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A time of fellowship with the family will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sugar Grove (Metz) Cemetery in rural Newton. In lieu of flowers memorials have been designated in Roy’s name.
Roy Edward Hawkins “Sonny”, the son of Edward Roy and Mary Viola (Kelly) Hawkins, was born Nov. 14, 1939, in the state of New York, and he was a high school graduate. He had been married to Nancy (Smith) Hawkins for several years. Sonny lived in Port Orchard, Wash., a longtime resident of Iowa City, prior to moving to the Newton area. Over the years he was employed as a Yellow Cab Driver in Iowa City, in construction as a roofer, employed as a welder at Gralnek, a recycling plant, and owned and operated at lawn service/snow removal company, and was retired. Sonny married Harriet Laina Hawkins on July 28, 1978, in Port Orchard. He devoted his life to his family and friends, and enjoyed car races, car demolition derby driving, Prairie Meadows, fishing and camping.
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