William H. “Will” Hawkins III


William H. “Will” Hawkins III, 31, passed away March 27, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Will was born December 10, 1989, in Joplin, Missouri to Bill Hawkins and Barbara Roderique. Will was a lifetime resident of Carthage, Missouri. He was a dedicated fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals, and his hometown Carthage Tigers. Will loved being the manager of the Carthage Freshmen Baseball Team and enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Will is survived by his dad and step-mom Bill and Kristen Hawkins; his mom and step-dad Barbara and Lee Roderique; 5 sisters Jennifer Thompson (Phil), Sherri Lingle, Sarah Roderique (Rusty Davis), Kayla Beasley (Jared) and Keri Lasiter (Stephen); 3 brothers Tyler Hawkins (Chelsea), Arin Hawkins, and Ryan Hawkins; and his grandmother Dixie Wilks.

He was preceded in death by his brother Charlie Roderique (2013).


Celebration of life visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at First Christian Church Lighthouse.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.