November 30, 1955 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 66)


Marvin Jack Hawkins, Jr., 66, of Riverside, California went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 8, 2022. 


He was born to Jack and Joann (Cook) Hawkins on November 30, 1955 in San Bernardino, California. He graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1973 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from California Baptist College in 1977. 


Jack married the love of his life, Karen (Dale) Hawkins, in 1978, who survives him. He is also survived by his father Marvin Jack Hawkins, Sr., daughter Heather (Hawkins) Davis and spouse Jason Davis, daughter Katherine (Hawkins) Johnson and spouse Michael Johnson, and son Matthew Hawkins. Jack also leaves a legacy of 7 grandchildren: Lily Johnson, Jack Johnson, Savannah Davis, Jacob Johnson, Jackson Davis, Melody Johnson, and Emma Davis. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he deeply loved. He was preceded in death by his mother Joann Hawkins and sister Jenean Hendrix. 


Jack had an infectious zest for life. He was a “Jack of all Trades” with many talents and skills to his credit. He developed a love for music at a young age and became an accomplished musician. Jack learned to play many instruments, but most notably he loved to play the banjo and bluegrass music. He also had a love of flying. He earned his pilot’s license as a young man and went on to spend much of his adult life flying planes and helicopters. Jack also made a lasting impact in the community as a business owner in the construction industry. He influenced many people during his career and loved to treat his employees and business associates to fun adventures. His generous spirit carried over into every aspect of his life. He loved helping those in need, whether it be a server at a restaurant, a family who lost their home to Hurricane Katrina, or helping various people in life changing ways. He served in many capacities over the years and was always willing to lend a helping hand where it was needed. While Jack had many accolades he could boast of, what made him most proud was his family. If you asked him what was his greatest accomplishment, he would have told you it was his children. 


Jack was a follower of Jesus Christ, and his faith guided him throughout his life. He remained steadfast in his faith, even in the face of tremendous suffering. He fought the good fight here on earth, and his Savior welcomed him home into heaven with open arms. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21


Jack’s life will be honored in a private family memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Jack Hawkins Memorial Fund at Woodcrest Christian School: 

Arrangements Entrusted To The Care of Akes Family Funeral Home, Riverside, California.

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