Funeral services for Robert L. "Bob" Hawkins, 76, of Newcomerstown, were April 3, 2009, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Pastor Derek Hickman officiated the services with burial in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. He went to be with the Lord on April 1 at the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

He was born July 3, 1932, in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of the late Frank and Ida (Bischoff) Hawkins.

He retired from the Perlis Plant in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1980 and then moved to Newcomerstown.

Mr. Hawkins was baptized in the Baptist Church.

Bob really enjoyed baseball and the Detroit Tigers. He never missed a game. He knew all the players' names, ages and their salaries. He also had everybody's birthdays remembered.

Survivors include one sister, Beverly Hickman of West Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Hawkins, Donnie Hawkins and Lee Bischoff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene, corner of Goodrich and Neighbor Streets, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

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