February 23, 1959 ~ August 15, 2020

Born in: Daviess County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Richard Carol Hawkins, 61, of Owensboro passed away Saturday August, 15, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Daviess County on February 23, 1959 to Mary Howard Hawkins and the late J.D. Hawkins. Richard was retired from Swedish Match where he worked as a Mixer for over 17 years. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. Richard enjoyed woodworking, working on cars, and fishing. He was a jack of all trades and truly enjoyed spending time with his children.
Along with his father, Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Monica Adkisson; and his brother, Steve Hawkins.
Along with his mother, Richard is survived by his wife, Liz Connor Hawkins; his children, Matt (Shelley) Hawkins, Rischelle (Michael) Hawkins, Heather Hawkins, and Zach (Jenna) Henry; his grandchildren, Jonathan, Isaac, Leighton, and Braelyn; his siblings, Ada (Mike) Calloway, Gail Koger, Jeff Hawkins, and Mark (Craig) Hawkins.
A Private burial will take place at St. Anthony Cemetery.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hawkins. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Richard Carol Hawkins and sign his virtual guest book by going to

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  1. To the Rick Hawkins Family,
    You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of Rick. He was a good friend and neighbor. Will keep you in our prayers and ask the Good Lord to give you comfort during this difficult time.
    Steve & Donna Cecil

  2. To Matt Hawkins, and family, we send love and prayers to you and ask that God give to you all the comfort and peace you need during this very difficult time, we love you.

  3. My heart is broken I have known this family most of my life. My prayers are for Rickys family and for his mother Mary. RIP Ricky you where always nice to me.

  4. Liz and Family, we are sorry for your loss.
    May God bless you with strength and courage during these trying times.

  5. So sorry to hear about Rick! Jim and I are praying for all of the family. Rick was/is a good guy he’s do anything for anyone and was always there. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Pleasure to know Rick and the family!

  6. My deepest sympathy to all the Hawkins family, in the loss of your beloved Richard. In the days ahead, I wish you much strength, peace, comfort and beautiful memories. Love Becky Clark Johnson

  7. I was so shocked to hear this heartbreaking news. Ricky was such a wonderful soul that I know was loved very much. Mary, and the rest of the family please know I will keep you all in my prayers. He’s in good company with Steve, Pop, and Monica.
    Love to you all,

  8. Matt & Rischelle, We send you prayers and love. Hawk will always be greatly missed and loved. We love and miss you as well, come see us Anytime .With all our love Ray,Vickie,Crystal,&Danny

  9. Matt & Rischelle, We send our love and prayers to your family. Ricky will be greatly missed. Ray, Vickie,Crystal &Danny Harris

  10. My condolences to the family of Richard c Hawkins Rest In Peace Richard you are truly a star in the sky and will be missed by all yours friends and family heaven has gained a bright star go shine and my you have many stars in your crown because haven has gained a wonderful person. Lois turner and Dairl France sure loved you and your family dearly

  11. I feel as though a piece of me is missing. Rick played a major role in my life and was always there when I needed him, a true friend to me.

  12. Matt & Richelle & Family.
    My deepest condolences ❤️
    Hawk was amazing man !!
    Our thoughts & prayers will be with you & your Families .
    Love, Aunt Betty

  13. Prayers for comfort and peace to all the family, Rick was loved by many and will be missed! God’s comfort to all of you! Rest In Peace Rick!

  14. To: Matt Hawkins and your entire family…May each of you find peace and comfort during this time of grievance. God’s will may not always be easy to accept; however, it is still His to bestow. Here at Toyota Indiana, we believe in producing good, quality products. However, our priority begins with supporting the heart of a great team member (such as Matt) and his entire family. Take all the necessary time to build yourselves up personally; we’ve got everything covered for you professionally. – Toyota Indiana East Final Assembly

  15. Liz, So sorry about the loss of Rick. We are praying for you and all of the family.

    Love, Robin and Todd

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard at Swedish Match until he retired. We had some good times and a lot of laughs together. He was a really nice person and would always give you a helping hand at work. He will be missed. My prayers go out to your family Richard.

  18. May God be with your family & friends during this difficult time. Rick in the short time we have come to know you and your wife you both touched our hearts in more ways than anyone can imagine. I honestly enjoyed walking thru your front door to see your wife and her beautiful smile that could touch anyone’s heart & you Rick you was always there to listen to me as much as I was listening to you. I enjoyed when you would tell me what you wanted to eat for supper it made me smile to be able to fix it for you, the only thing is I just wished we had more time to do that but we never know what tomorrow brings. I can truly say one thing I seen the love you and your wife shared and one day you all will be together again holding hands. God Bless and we Love You All

  19. Liz and family along with Ada and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I having been thinking of you all. I will keep you in my daily prayers. With deep sympathy. Frances (Fran) Molnar Rickard.

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