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Mr. William Charles Edward "Charlie" Hawkins

Obituary for Mr. William Charles Edward "Charlie" Hawkins

September 28, 1927 - December 21, 2017
Parma, Ohio | Age 90

Loving Father, Dear Grandfather, Great-Grandfather & Brother, and Cherished Friend of Many


William Charles Edward Hawkins, age 90, of Parma, Ohio; beloved husband of more than 58 years to the late Joyce Ann Hawkins (nee Garnett), who passed away in April 2016; loving father of Richard Hawkins (Janet), Pamela Davila-Gorbett, William Hawkins (Lynnette), and the late Michael Hawkins who passed away in 1983; dear grandfather of Caryn, Tanya (Matthew), Ryan (Jamie), Matthew, Joseph, Christopher, Michael, Megan (Nate), Ryan, Lauren, and Alyssa, and great-grandfather of Ian, Emily, McKenna, Mikala, Madison, Megan, Landon, Zoe, and Rory; brother of Caryn "Kay" Bredice of South Carolina, and Audrey of the United Kingdom; father-in-law of the late Kimberly Hawkins who passed away in 2009. Charlie was born in Reading, England and served in the British Army and in the Royal Navy. He was a longtime, faithful member of Bethel Christian Church in Parma. He passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Willowood Care Center in Brunswick, Ohio. Although flowers are appreciated, the family prefers memorial contributions be forwarded to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern Ohio Cleveland Chapter, 8001 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 3, Valley View, Ohio 44125, or please visit The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.


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