September 22, 1957 - September 11, 2021
Gary S. Hawkins was born September 22, 1957 from the union of
Ervin and Emma Hawkins at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL. Gary attended Venice school district and graduated from
Venice High in 1975. After high school Gary attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville where he obtained a PHD in psychology.
He was also an active Mason Member at Piasa Temple.
Gary was a man who had many hobbies
and interests. He loved ghosts and anything paranormal.
In 1996 Gary joined the Antointette's Haunted History Tours
and became a partner in 2002. In later years, Gary joined the
National Rifle Association and taught conceal and carry classes.
Everyone who knew Gary knew he loved his three G’s;
his girls, ghosts, and guns. He was a great man,
son, brother, father, and grandfather.
On September 11,2021, 10 p.m. Gary entered eternal rest
peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. He is preceded
in death by his parents: Ervin and Emma Hawkins, his son
Gary Hawkins Jr. and his sister Ruth. He leaves to cherish
his memory, two daughters Ali (Zach) Meyers of Carlinville, IL,
Alexis Allen of Quincy, IL, two sisters: Phyllis Ramsey of
Granite City, IL, Donna Hawkins-Burger of Hurt, TX and a
host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Piasa Masonic Lodge #27
or the National Rifle Association.
Goodbye, good friend