US Navy

Rev. Gordon "Buzz" Lee Hawkins, Sr

November 19, 1937 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 82)


Rev. Gordon L Hawkins, Sr, "Buzz" 82, of Goodlettsville, passed away from this life on November 8, 2020.  

Gordon was born in Pope, MS on November 19, 1937.  He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1962 and in 1964 married the love of his life, Donna.  He took on many titles over the years, Dad to Daphne (Mike), Suzanne (Kerry), Gordy (Judith), Misty (David).  Papa to his 10 grandchildren: Karah, Lauren, Leah, Eli, Dayan, Sadie, Izac, Avery, Bayleigh and Sawyer.  Pastor to many and Uncle Buzz to even more.

He devoted his life to serving his Heavenly Father.  He began his ministry at Temple Baptist in Old Hickory where he lead the children bus ministry.  On Sunday mornings he would drive for hours picking up kids to bring them to church.  He went on to serve as Associate Pastor at Temple Baptist and Senior Pastor at Norwood Baptist and Beacon Baptist Church in Nashville, TN.

He loved pouring into the lives of others.  He always had a smile and an encouraging word.  His faith was strong and he didn't waiver on his beliefs.  He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  He loved to tell stories and had a passion for writing poetry.

He was preceded in death by his mother Sara Perry and sister Dale Brew.

A Memorial Service will be held at Hendersonville First Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3 pm.  If you cannot attend, it will be live-streamed on his Facebook page. (Gordon Lee Hawkins Sr.)

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to a Dementia Care Fund being set up to his wife, Donna.

TLC Mortuary Services has been entrusted with his care.

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Memorial Service
November 11, 2020

3:00 PM
Hendersonville First Baptist Church
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd.
Hendersonville, TN 37075

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