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Leonard N. Hawkins Jr.

May 13, 1927 August 3, 2020
Leonard N. Hawkins Jr.
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Obituary for Leonard N. Hawkins Jr.

Leonard Nelson Hawkins Jr, age 93, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on August 3rd, 2020.

Leonard is a veteran of WWII and served his country fighting in the Pacific. PFC Hawkins was in the 1st waves of assault troops going ashore to liberate the island of Guam in July of 1944 with the 3rd Marine Division at Asan point.

After the war Leonard was an entrepreneur and owned and operated a taxicab company in Detroit Michigan. He also dabbled in farming and other businesses. Later in life with his wife Virginia established and opened The Curtis Family Restaurant in Curtis Michigan and ran it for a decade before retiring down state.

Leonard was a quiet, strong and humble man who loved gardening and going to the church.

Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his wonderful wife Virginia Bell Hawkins. Leonard is survived by his sons, daughters, and many grandchildren and step grandchildren.

Committal Services and Military Honors will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:30pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan.


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