Harry Richard Hawkins

January 15, 1947 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 75)


Harry Richard Hawkins, Jr., age seventy-five, passed away from complications arising from heart failure on the morning of July 16, 2022.

Harry was born on January 15, 1947 in Litchfield, Illinois to Harry Richard Hawkins, Sr. and Rita (Vogt) Hawkins.  Harry resided in Mt. Olive, Illinois.  Harry graduated from Mt. Olive Community High School, attended Missouri University of Science and Technology at Rolla, and served honorably in the United States Army while stationed in Alaska.  Harry married Rebecca (Moscardelli) Hawkins on October 19, 1974.

Harry valued his family and friends a great deal.  In addition to enjoying golf, Harry was an avid card player, excelled at poley, and appreciated watching sports—particularly the erstwhile St. Louis Rams as well as Saint Louis Cardinals baseball.

Harry was the founder and president of Hawkeye Steel Sales as well as the founder and president of Titan Tube and Metal.  Harry served as an alderman for the town of Mt. Olive and was a member of the Jaycees as well as the “Buckeyes.” 

Harry is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his children Gabriel Hawkins (wife, Nicole Schuster), Sarah Hawkins, and Daniel Hawkins (wife, Marissa Slattery Hawkins); his grandchildren Anna Hawkins, Jack Hawkins, Noah Hawkins, Becca Hawkins, and Wyatt Hawkins; and his siblings, Carol Viehweg, Irene Hindman, and Janet Hawkins.

A visitation will be held at Becker’s Funeral Home in Mt. Olive, Illinois between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022, and Harry’s funeral will take place at St. John Paul II in Mt. Olive, Illinois on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Academic Foundation:


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July 22, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Mass
July 23, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John Paul II Catholic Parish Church
705 E. Main Street
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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