9/23/2020 12:40:00 PM Pastor Stephen Gil Hawkes, 71, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
Pastor Stephen Gil Hawkes, 71, of North Vernon died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence.
Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Restoration Fellowship Church in Butlerville. Family and friends may call at the church Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 12 noon until time of services. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service was entrusted with the arrangements.
Pastor Hawkes was a 1967 graduate of Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Washington, attended High Line Community College in Washington, Asbury College, and graduated from the International Bible Institute and Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He was an ordained minister, having been ordained into the Methodist Church. He had currently been the pastor for Restoration Fellowship Church in Butlerville where he had served as pastor for 10 years. Pastor Hawkes was previously pastor at Burnsville Christian Church in Burnsville for three years, worked as general manager for Colorgraphics Printing Company in Georgia for two years, and for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for three years. He loved being a pastor.
Born March 15, 1949, in Springfield, Massachusetts, Pastor Hawkes was the son of Estes Gale Hawkes and Stevanie Schaffer Hawkes. He married Bonnie Everett July 1, 1968 in Renton, Washington and she survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his father of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; children, Angeline (Christopher) Fulbright of Wiley, Texas, Chief Andrew (Tammy) Hawkes of Sunnyvale, Texas, and Stephen (Angel) Hawkes of Anna, Texas; grandchildren, Emily Hawkes of Dallas, Texas, Ian and Katie-Beth Craig, both of Austin, Texas, Hunter Hawkes of Tyler, Texas, and Megan Hawkes of Frisco, Texas; and brother, Gary (Kaye) Hawkes of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Pastor Hawkes was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Kenneth Gale Hawkes.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Restoration Fellowship Church.