April 30, 1931 – July 18, 2022 (age 91)
Neil D. Hawkins, passed away peacefully at his home in Wellsville UT at the age of 91 at 2:55pm On July 18th.
He was born April 30, 1931 to Everett Abner Hawkins and Louise Parker Hawkins in their small home in Fresno, CA. He was the youngest of 3 boys and later had a younger sister. Neil grew up during World War I and later served his country in the California National Guard.
He met his first wife, Bonnie Rae Butler, in the late 1940’s after WWII. They were married May 28, 1949. They had 7 children. His driving career began after, as a mechanic for a school district, he was asked to fill in for a sick school bus driver. He liked it so he went to work driving for Fresno City Bus Lines. In 1957 he began work driving for Greyhound Bus Lines. He retired from Greyhound after 35 years.
Neil joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1960. He always said that was the best thing he ever did. He loved the Lord and his teachings. He served in many callings during his years in the church including Bishop’s Counselor, High Councilman, Branch President and Counselor in an Asian branch. He was predeceased by his first wife in 1976.
Neil married Susan James in the Oakland Temple November 4, 1976. They have 3 children. He was also predeceased by one child, Wayne Lee Hawkins.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Hawkins and his children Marlene Mudra, Rickey Hawkins, Raelene Van Sciver, Sandra Salazar, Sherry Witwer, Nancy Fiore, Gary Hawkins, Erin Hawkins and Jared Hawkins.
A funeral service will be held on Friday July 22, 2022 at 11:00AM with a viewing prior from 9-10:30AM at the Wellsville 3rd Ward LDS Church at 49 W 200 S in Wellsville.
A viewing will also be held on Thursday evening from 6-8PM at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E Center St, Logan, UT.
A live stream of the funeral may be viewed by clicking here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84663312725?pwd=UDd0VFhsUzMzc3U3d1YveVpLVU5udz09
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Allen Mortuaries.