Celebrating the life of Welton A. Hawkes
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Welton received Christ at an early age at Manassa Hill Baptist Church where he was active in Sunday School and was selected as one of the first Junior Deacons. His way as a Christian was emphasized in a song he loved “If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain”
He was educated in the Amelia County Public Schools, attending Manassa Hill Elementary School and Russell Grove High School, graduating with the Class of 1961. Upon graduation he joined the US Air Force. After completing his tour of duty, he was employed as a welder at Norfolk Naval Ship Building, U.S. Postal Service in Washington, DC and Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VA.
He loved people and helped as many as he could by transporting them to appointments, to the store and to work. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing cards and crossword puzzles.
He is survived by: two sisters, Rosetta Archie (John) of Harrisburg, PA, and Katherine H. Banks of Amelia, VA; brother, William Horace Hawkes (Bessie) of Richmond, VA; aunt, Velma Hawkes of Richmond, VA; one nephew, three nieces, great nephews, great nieces, cousins and many friends.
Family will visit with friends on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the funeral home from 6:30 to 7:30.
Funeral Service Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements
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