William James Hawkinson, 49 of Union, Missouri passed away peacefully at St. Johns Mercy hospital surrounded by loved ones on December 7, 2018. Billy was born April 14, 1969 to Phyllis Hawkinson (Nee Braun) of St. Clair and the late Dr. Elmer J. Hawkinson D.C. Billy, who was born with Down syndrome, lived a full and happy life with his family, extraordinary friends and caregivers at Park Hill apartments in Union MO.
Billy was preceded in death by his father Dr. Elmer J Hawkinson D.C., brother David Hawkinson and special family friend Lynn Favell.
He is survived by his mother Phyllis Hawkinson of St Clair, brothers Dr. Michael Hawkinson D.C. and wife Patricia of Labadie, Richard Hawkinson and wife Linda of Washington, Joseph Hawkinson and wife Susan of Ballwin, sisters Elizabeth Hawkinson of St Clair, Julie Braucksieker and husband Kevin of Elizabeth Lake CA, Jeri Wehrle and husband John of Cape Coral FL, other relatives, and many friends.
Thank you to all the people of Abilities/Developmental services. A very special thank you to the ladies of Park Hill Apartments, for loving and caring for Billy as if he were their own. We are forever grateful.
A Celebration of Billy’s life and the joy he brought to so many will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rainbow Activity Center in Union,MO.