Cato Hawkins was born on December 8, 1940 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Edgar and Hattie (Coates) Hawkins. He departed his earthly home on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the age of 80, at the Miami Valley Hospital.
Cato was a member of the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid truck driver for Lewis & Michael Moving Company and Schneider Trucking Company for many years until his retirement. He was also a devoted member of the Fifty & Over Men’s Social Club.
Cato, affectionately known as Papa, Pops, the Hawk and Little Kings, was a very quiet individual, who loved his family dearly.
He devoted so much of his time working with his son at Greg’s Tire Service, he was committed to the Fifty & Over Men’s Social Club and loved drinking his Little Kings.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Hattie (Coates) Hawkins; 2 brothers, Layman Grant and Freddie Hawkins; 2 sisters, Ida Griffin and Marie Stokes.
Left behind are, the love of his life, Massie D.; a devoted daughter, Deneko Slaughter; 2 sons, Darrell (Rose) Slaughter and Gregory (Monique) Slaughter; bonus son, Beotha “BB” Slaughter, Jr.; 3 grandchildren, Darrell S. Slaughter, Ashley Slaughter and DeNesha Moore; 1 brother, Charles (Beulah) Grant of South Carolina; special niece, Debra Houston; best friends, Alex Mays and James Brooks; friend of the family, Ronnie Davison; all members of the Fifty & Over Men’s Social Club. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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