Hawkins, Joseph Lee

Posted: Thu 3:12 PM, Aug 29, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel
Joseph Lee Hawkins, 58, of Bowling Green, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2013, at 3:45 a.m. at his home surrounded by his family.

He now is with his father. He was born April 7, 1955, in Westfield, Ind., to the late Kieffer Hawkins and Shirley Richey Galloway of Bowling Green, who survives. He was an explosive engineer for Madison Contractors. He attended New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Renee Vernon Hawkins; his children, Anieca Vernon of Illinois, Crystal Hawkins of Portland, Tenn., Jennifer Graham of Bowling Green and Bobby Hawkins of Portland, Tenn.; his mother, Shirley Richey Galloway of Bowling Green; his sisters, Gwenith Upchurch and husband Robert of Scottsville and Becky Basham and husband Millard of Bowling Green; two grandchildren, Arianna and Ashton Graham, both of Bowling Green; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends may call on the family from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel. A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Family chose cremation. There will be a memorial service at a later date at his residence. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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