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Mike E. Hawkins

Mike Hawkins departed this world on March 17, 2018 at 7:16 a.m., after a short yet very brave and determined battle with cancer. Mike passed away at his home surrounded by family. Many would say that if a smile could light up a room, Mike had it, and if it needed to be built, Mike could tell you how to build it.

Mike was born July 10, 1956 in Los Banos, California to mother, Emma Louise (Larman) Hawkins and father, Connie Lee Hawkins. He spent the majority of his young life in Oklahoma where he was a jack-of-all-trades from working in oil fields to being a hog farmer. Mike met his current wife, Theresa, in Kansas City, Missouri in 1985. They resided in Cleveland, Missouri from the beginning of their marriage until the present.

Mike was not afraid of hard work and if somebody needed help, he would be there to help them, no questions asked. There are many places in the Cass County area where you can look and see a little piece of Mike due to his building expertise. Most anybody that has shopped at Sutherlands in Harrisonville, Missouri can attest to Mike’s knowledge in lumber and architectural skills.

Some interesting things about Mike: at the age of 40 he picked up the art of “pickin” at the banjo, as he would put it, and enjoyed the song “Dueling Banjos”, he loved BBQ’ing and smoking meat, he also enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Mike leaves behind his loving wife, Theresa Hawkins of the home; two sisters, Donna Hendrix of Dos Palos, California and Hurshella (Shelly) Faye Jones of Noble, Oklahoma; one son, Michael Eugene Hawkins, II, and wife Jessica of Cleveland, Missouri; three daughters, Miranda Jo Bowens of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mary Louise Martin and husband Chris of Peculiar, Missouri and Johnna Lee Hawkins of Cleveland, Missouri; grandchildren, Anthony, Mikayla, Skylar, Sadie, Justus, Jace, Lynkoln and Jozlinn.

Cremation has been accorded. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Missouri. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Brother Henry Green officiating.

11 Messages

  • Paul Nash Posted March 19, 2018 5:34 pm

    Mike was a great help to me in my business always had solutions for us in Harrisonville Sutherlands . He will truly be missed . My family will be in constant prayer for the family and we shall see mike again in the presence of the coming days of our lord Jesus return. Blessings to your family mike see u in the sky some day my friend. PAUL’S walls const. LLC

  • Daniel E Cantrell Posted March 19, 2018 9:20 pm

    Miss you already Mike….. Going intp Sutherlands will never be the same….

  • Michael Wright Posted March 19, 2018 11:04 pm

    Mike was a great friend to me and my wife Laura, I loved working with him at Sutherlands! We will truly miss him. God bless you my friend.

  • Jeff (Kit) Gibler Posted March 20, 2018 11:01 am

    Ditto to what Paul Nash said . You will be missed brother . And I as a fellow grandpa will do my best to continue your Ornery loving nature my friend ! See ya on the other side Sir . And Lord please comfort those who loved him so much . Blessings on you all .

  • Artina Posted March 20, 2018 1:37 pm

    I express my sincere condolences for your loss during this most painful time. But in time there is only one who can solve all our problems and do way with death and that is our heavenly Father. So please find comfort from his word. 2corinthians 1:3, 4; Isaiah 25:8a; Hosea 13:14

  • Ami Enjoy Thai Posted March 20, 2018 1:59 pm

    I miss you all way and we r so sorry. You are the best my customers love you by Enjoy Thai Cuisine.

  • Harold & Linda Kurzweil Posted March 20, 2018 4:55 pm

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Mike’s family. Harold and Linda Kurzweil

  • Bob Brunner Posted March 20, 2018 6:26 pm

    Worked with Mike for 5 years at Sutherlands. He was great to work with & will to help out. Mike will be greatly missed by many.

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