Dean Leroy Hawkins, Sr.

Dean Leroy Hawkins, Sr., 77, of Wapello, formerly of Oakville, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello.  A memorial has been established for the family in Dean’s name.    Sympathy messages can be left for the family at

Dean Leroy Hawkins, Sr. was born on February 19, 1944, in Oakville, Iowa the son of Burr and Laura (Strawhacker) Hawkins.  Dean was a 1964 graduate of Wapello High School.  On March 17, 1969, Dean was united in marriage to Darlene Russell in Missouri.  Dean worked for JI Case Company and as a farmer hand for David Wyss and Wayne Gerst.  Dean enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, messing around in his shed and going to Cantril.  Dean will always be remembered for giving every one a rough time.

Dean will be deeply missed by his wife, Darlene; daughters, Terri Hull of Wapello and Patsy Hawkins of Wapello; son, Dean Hawkins, Jr. of Kingston; two grandson, Hunter and Zach; great-grandson, Keegan and siblings, Florence Kokus of Illinois, Mary Ann Manning of Mount Pleasant and Lester Hawkins of Wapello and several nieces and nephews.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tina Hawkins and his siblings, Bertha Harvey and Gene Hawkins.