John T. ‘Sweet’ Hawkins III, beloved employee of Virginia Drywall for more than 35 years

John T. 'Sweet' Hawkins III
John T. ‘Sweet’ Hawkins III

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, John T. Hawkins III passed away unexpectedly. Johnny “Sweet” was born Jan. 11, 1953, to Nora and John Hawkins Jr. in Norfolk.

Raised in Virginia Beach, Johnny graduated from Bayside High School, Class of 1971. That is where he met the love of his life, Beverly. Although they never married, they were together until her death in 2010.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his stepson and best friend, Teddy Torok Jr. (Coley). Papa Johnny will forever be missed by his grandchildren, Elliott LeJeune, Tia and Thor Torok. His passing is also deeply felt by his sister, Margie Hopper; brother, Herbie Hawkins (Coral); nieces, Ashley (Jay), Jennifer (Stephen) and Rachel (Mike); great-niece, Karter; and great-nephews, Rowan and Keagan.

Johnny was a beloved employee of Virginia Drywall for over 35 years. His absence will be felt by all his coworkers. Johnny enjoyed hunting in his younger years and was always an avid fisherman. Sweet was one never to miss an Icehouse fishing trip. Sweet enjoyed the camaraderie of his South Beach Grill, Icehouse and Shadowlawn family. His passing will leave a tremendous void in their lives. This is a bitter “Sweet” goodbye!

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach.

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