Obituary and Service Information for Thomas Gordon "Tommy" Hawkins

Hawkins, Thomas Gordon "Tommy"

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Thomas Gordon “Tommy” Hawkins of DeSoto passed away, Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Baisch Nursing Center at the age of 65 years. He was born on February 22, 1955 at Washington, Missouri the son of the late Peggy B. Jackson and Thomas L. Hawkins.

Tommy was a hardworking man and was employed as a laborer in the construction trade for several years and was involved in many construction projects around the St. Louis area including the building of the South County Mall. When he wasn’t working, he was playing music. He played the guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, and many other instruments, but most notably he was a fiddle player and was in fact a champion fiddle player with Nashville connections. He played with several different groups, and at the tender age of seven years he appeared on TV playing his fiddle. He enjoyed using his music to help various causes, one of those being the “Heroin Rallies” where he volunteered his musical abilities to help fight heroin addiction and fund treatment. Tommy always like to help others, share good times with family and friends, and was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him including his wife of nearly 25 years, Patti J. (Denman) Hawkins of DeSoto, a son Thomas A. Hawkins of the State of Florida, a daughter, Shelly (Gary) Bussa of the State of Kentucky, two brothers, Bill (Debbie) Hawkins of Beaufort, Missouri and J.C. (Angie) Hawkins of Stratford, Missouri, four sisters, Jan (Don) Koch of Sullivan, Missouri, Betty (Doug) Kappelmann of Rosebud, Missouri, Jennifer (John) Metcalf of Union, Missouri, and Theresa (Ray) McGee of Warrenton, Missouri; three grandchildren (Bryce, Arianna, and Zander Bussa), numerous other relatives and many dear friends also survive.

There are no formal services planned at this time. Tommy’s family plans to hold a memorial service to celebrate and remember his life at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Mahn Funeral Home of DeSoto, Missouri. Share your memories and leave condolences online at


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