Brett Edmond Hawkins, 35, of Newburgh, Indiana, formerly of Princeton, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, in a single-vehicle accident.

Brett was born on July 17, 1985, in Princeton, to his parents, Robert Edmond “Eddy” Hawkins, II and Rhonda Hobby Hawkins. He graduated from Caldwell County High School in the Class of 2004 where he played basketball, shortstop for the baseball team, and quarterback for the football team. He continued his athletic career playing baseball at Brescia University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2008. Later in 2017, he also earned his master’s degree in Elementary Education from West Kentucky University. Brett taught Physical Education and Computer Science for Grades 6-12 for Central Academy in Henderson County. Brett assistant coached football at Daviess County High School from 2009-2010. More recently, he coached his daughter’s 6U, 8U, and 10U girls softball teams in the Newburgh Girls Softball League. Brett loved the Minnesota Vikings and managed a car detailing business on the side. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Princeton and attended Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh.

He is survived by his parents, Robert Edmond “Eddy” Hawkins, II and Rhonda Hobby Hawkins of Princeton; one daughter, Adalyn “Ady” Hawkins of Newburgh; one son, Colton Lee Hawkins of Owensboro; maternal grandmother, Barbara Oliver Hobby of Princeton; two uncles, Ronnie (Phyllis) Ladd of Princeton, Mike (Pam) Hobby of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bill Hobby; paternal grandparents, Robert E. “Bob” and Mary Audrey Hawkins.

Visitation will be held from 4 — 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Morgan’s Funeral Home with David Brown officiating assisted by Wesley Dunn and Wesley Curtis. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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