Leroy Hawkins Jr.
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Services were this week for Leroy Hawkins Jr., 60, a lifelong Tracy resident, who died after a long illness Saturday at his home with his family around him.

Mr. Hawkins was born in French Camp on Oct. 27, 1953, and graduated from Tracy High School in 1971. He played Bulldogs football for hall of fame coach Wayne Schneider and set a record in the long jump in 1970. He worked as a laborer in the Tracy area. Mr. Hawkins earned two associate degrees and had been working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine “Cathy” Lynn Brooks; six sons, Leroy “Tre” Hawkins III, Brandon Hawkins, Henry Custodio Jr. and Nicholas Custodio, all of Tracy, Frank Guerrero, and his wife, Jeannie, of Tennessee and Carlos Guerrero of Fresno; a daughter, Samantha Rodriguez, and her husband, Phillip; and eight grandchildren.

Also surviving are four brothers, Cecil Hawkins, and his wife, Carol, of Atlanta, Ga., Lynn Dell Hawkins, and his wife, Susan, of Tracy, Michael Hawkins of Stockton and David “Chris” Hawkins, and his wife, Andrina, of Manteca; three sisters, Sylvia Hawkins of Manvel, Texas, Cheryl Hawkins of Stockton and LeEtta Celestine, and her husband, the Rev. Larry Celestine, of Tracy; a sister-in-law, Rikki Shman, and her husband, Warren; a brother-in-law, Ernie Brooks, and his wife, Lila; a stepmother, Donna Hawkins; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Etta J. Hawkins Quintau and Leroy Hawkins Sr.

Parkview Cemetery & Funeral Home of Manteca, 3661 French Camp Road, handled arrangements.

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