May 11, 1950 ~ July 6, 2019

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

David Lee Hawkins, Sr., 69, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

A Buncombe Co. native, David was a son of the late James and Dora Jenkins Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins loved using his CB radio to communicate with his friends all over. He was known by his radio handle, “Mad Dog.”

He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years, Rolenia Sluder Hawkins; sons, David Lee Hawkins, Jr., and Adam Hawkins; stepson, Richard Allbritton (Brandy); brother, Larry Hawkins; and grandsons, Zackery, Caleb and Jacob Allbritton.

David’s family will gather to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.


Visitation: July 11, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. You will be missed, Uncle David. I know you are in Heaven now where you will no longer be suffering and hurting and can breathe with ease. Daddy sure is going to miss you and your talks and working on projects together. I’m glad I got to see you this past weekend. Praying for comfort for Lena, David, Adam, Richard and the family. Love you all.

  2. My prayers go out to the family. I went to school with David. I have not seen or talked to David since then. A friend of mine told me of his passing. I’m sure he was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed..I pray for God to comfort each of you in the days ahead.

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