Lewis Hawkins was born on April 10, 1935, into the union of Lucille and Ben Hawkins. He is the oldest of four siblings. He attended high school in Fort Worth, Texas, and received a certificate in Electronics Engineering from San Jose State.
After high school, Lewis joined a few friends, and they began to catty for golfers on the PGA tour in the late 50's.
Lewis began his career in the US Navy and served from 1955 to 1959, then he trained as an Electronic Technician and served aboard the USS Preston for his entire tour of duty. After being honorably discharged, Lewis worked as an Electronic and Research Technician for the Long Beach Navy Shipyard and General Dynamics - Pomona Division.
He later worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 35 years. During his years of service, Lewis was involved in a wide spectrum of functions. His most intricate work included serving as on-site Engineer and Technical Representative for five different computer systems. He was later promoted to First Line Supervisor where he administered one of the computer departments at Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Oakland, California. He served as a Program Facilitator, a member of the Joint Management and Union Steering Committee, where he actively participated in group workshops.
Lewis was an avid golfer who traveled extensively to pursue his passion. He joined the Western States Golf Association, where he served as President of Spear Golf club and Handicap Chairman for Valley View Golf Club for several years.
He was inducted into the Western States Golf Association "Hall of Fame" for his commitment, dedication, and many years of outstanding leadership to this organization.
Lewis will always be remembered as a lovely husband and a great provider for his family. He never missed the opportunity to provide for his wife with small things to, "I Love You".
Lewis leaves behind his lovely wife of 62 years, three children: Pamela Hawkins Fabulous, Michael Hawkins, and Carole Hawkins; one Grandson, Michael (Mikey) Hawkins; one sister, Loretta Powell and three brothers: Frank Hawkins, Benne Hawkins, and Lennard Hawkins (deceased) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.