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Michael T. Hawkins

July 2, 1952 — September 27, 2022

Michael T. Hawkins, 70, of Tipton passed away Tuesday evening, September 27, 2022 at his home.  He was born on July 2, 1952 in Tipton, Indiana.  He was the son of the late Alfred William “Shorty” & Margaret “Peggy” (McCormack) Hawkins.

Mike graduated from Tipton High School, Class of 1971.  After high school he served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  He was stationed on a tanker in the Gulf of Tonkin during his deployment.  When Mike returned to civilian life, he went to Ironworkers Trade school and was employed as an iron worker, making a career out of building many of the high rise buildings in Indianapolis and in surrounding cities in central Indiana.  Mike was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton.  He was also a member of Tipton American Legion Post #46, Iron Workers Local 22, and the Tipton Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his two children, Brian M. Hawkins of Tipton, Milissa D. Hawkins of Tipton; seven siblings Patricia Zanone and husband David of Fort Myers, Florida, Margaret J. Hawkins of Tipton, Joseph J. Hawkins of Elwood, Seamus A. Hawkins and wife Pamela of Kokomo, Veronica L. Maxwell and husband Michael of Kempton, Suzan M. Jones and husband Garry of Tipton and Barry C. Hawkins of Lehigh Acres, Florida.  Mike is also survived by his four grandchildren, Emma E. Hawkins, Lili J. Hawkins, Bailey C. Gue and husband Josh, Riley W. Hawkins and wife Katie, two great-grandchildren, Makayla J. Gue and Paul N. Gue.  He was preceded in death by a son, Brent A. Hawkins; siblings, Alfred W. Hawkins, Jr., John A. Hawkins, and Teresa J. Hawkins, IPD.

Mike’s funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton with Rev. Dennis Goth presiding. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery with military honors conducted by the United States Navy and Tipton American Legion Post #46.  Visitation will be at the church from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Church building fund, 340 Mill Street Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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