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Glen Wesley Hawkins, Sr.

Glen Wesley Hawkins, Sr., age 82, of Rock Cave, WV, died Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, WV.

He was born March 7, 1941, in Get Out, WV, a son of the late Norman and Margaret Florence Heater Hawkins. On December 24, 1964, he married Jo Ann Shreve of Rock Cave. Also surviving are three sons, Dale Hawkins and wife Dauna of Buckhannon, Glen Wesley Hawkins, Jr. and wife Barb of Rock Cave and Donald Wayne Hawkins and wife Joy of Winchester, TN; two daughters, Pamela Joy Queen and husband Wayne of Buckhannon and Shirley Jane Corder of Clarksburg, WV; eight granddaughters, Andrea Grimm and husband Jeff, Jaimee Hendrick and husband Jimmy, Alisia Queen, Rebecca Nottingham, Erin Hawkins, Kailee Clark and husband Jay, Harmony Kopelov and Desiree Corder; four grandsons, Darren Queen, Aaron Harpold, Bobby Corder and wife Tasha and David Corder; five great granddaughters, Elena Grimm, Marci, Marigold and Magnolia Queen and Amara Corder; four great grandsons, John Conley, Trey Nottingham and Levi and Ezra Corder; five sisters, Geraldine Belt of Amhurst, OH, Carolyn Shreve of Buckhannon, Frances Lockhart of TX, Kathleen Able of Delaware, OH and Wilma Jean Nichols of Jacksonville, NC and two sisters-in-law, Jodie Moran and husband Terry of Lexington, KY and Patty Bennett and husband Darrell of Raleigh, NC. Glen loved children and is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hawkins served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He retired from Kroger after 21 years of service and then was the owner of the I.G.A. in Rock Cave for 31 years. Glen served on many boards, including Upshur County Development Authority, SUBA, the Upshur County 4-H Camp, Central Lions Club and the Parrish House.

He volunteered for reading and activities at Rock Cave Elementary School for many years. Glen enjoyed serving and volunteering for the community.

A Funeral Service/Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 21, 2023, with the time to be decided at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Upshur County 4-H Camp c/o Thanna Wentz 566 Country Club Rd Buckhannon, WV 26201 or the Central Lions Club c/o Larry Alkire 2156 Alexander Rd French Creek, WV 26218.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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