Donnie Ray Hawkins of Smyrna passed away on Dec. 23, 2022 at the Bay Health Kent Campus. He was born on Sept. 15, 1949 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to the late Glenn and Louise Hawkins. He loved to restore old tractors and resell them, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family. 

Donnie is survived by his daughter, Tammy Covington and her husband Tony; grandchildren, Nicollette Sansone, Shyanna Covington, and Marissa Covington; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. 

A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Jan. 22, 2023 at the Seaford VFW, 9767 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.