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Obituary: Michael Wayne Hawkins, Columbus

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Michael Wayne Hawkins, 59, of Columbus, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Michael was a Purdue University graduate and was currently employed with Cummins Engine Company at the Walesboro Plant. He was previously employed as a claims adjuster with Safeco Insurance Company.

Michael lived for God and his family before he lived for himself.

Funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Indian Creek Christian Church, 6430 S. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46259, with Bill Briley officiating. Calling will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, 1718 W. County Road 350N, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

Arrangements were made by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home.

Born in Lafayette, July 20, 1954, Michael was the son of Russell Paul Hawkins and Edith Lucille Shaw Hawkins. He married Carrol A. Coffey Dec. 8, 1995.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Billy C. (Julie) Briley of Boise, ID, Josh M. (Andrea) Briley of Indianapolis, Stephen Alan Hawkins of Columbus and Kendell James Hawkins of Columbus; daughters, Angi B. (Tim) Cooper of Indianapolis, Jennifer BaiLu Hawkins of Greenwood and Victoria JiXue Hawkins of Columbus; and grandchildren, Jordan Bruce, Trenton Briley, Jaydon Gadd and Moses Briley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen Alan Hawkins.

You may view his video tribute after 4:00 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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