Bridgeport~ Brant Heath Hawkins, 55, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in Decatur.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2023, at The First Baptist Church of Bridgeport, with burial in East Bridgeport Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Brant was born on August 15, 1967, to Robert Wilson "Bobby" Hawkins and Wanda Louise Hudson at Bridgeport Hospital. He has been co-owner and a director with Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport since 1990 and recently was instrumental in completing a goal of his own to open Hawkins Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth. He graduated from Bridgeport High School and attended Texas Tech University, becoming a lifelong Texas Tech fan. He married the love of his life, Stacey Dawn Breeze, on March 9, 1991, in Boyd. He attended the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services and followed in his father's footsteps to serve Wise County and surrounding areas with compassion and grace. Brant was the epitome of a great son, father, husband, brother, and uncle. He was a constant source of comfort and support to his family, especially Tiffany and Raby, his pride and joys. As a dedicated father, he never missed a practice, ballgame, or school function and was always there when needed. Brant was there for his friends in good times or bad and his co-workers, always guiding and always teaching or telling a humorous joke or story. Throughout his career, Brant cared for many families with compassion, guidance, and loving care. He always called it his ministry and worked with a servant's heart. Brant loved to cook BBQ or just about anything to try out his latest seasoning mix, and most often, it was for someone else. Brant enjoyed the game of golf and got out to the Bridgeport Country Club just about any chance he could, one of his favorite places on earth. Enjoying life's activities, Brant loved Crappie fishing at Lake Bridgeport, getaway trips to the beach house in Corpus Christi, and caring for his twelve "grand-dogs" as a dedicated "PawPaw." Brant has served as president of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, was an active member of First Baptist Church of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Lions Club, and was Treasurer of the Bridgeport Country Club, where he served in many other positions. He coached numerous little league teams, baseball, and football, and cherished running into the kids he coached. Brant Hawkins was so many things to so many people and will be missed by many who loved him dearly.
Brant was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Hawkins, and his brother, Bert Hudson Hawkins.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Stacey Hawkins of Bridgeport; his daughter, Tiffany Nicole Hawkins, and fiancé, Luke Hunter Condron of Spring, Texas; his son, Raby Hawkins and wife Kelsey of Lake Bridgeport; his grandson, Hunter Heath Hawkins; his mother, Wanda Hudson Dixon, and husband, James of Lake Bridgeport; his brother, Rob Hawkins of Decatur; his step-brother, Price Dixon of Bridgeport; his nephews, Chase Hawkins and wife Randee of Bridgeport, and Trey Hawkins and Nia Callan of Decatur; his great nieces, Hollyn and Hazel Hawkins; his great nephew, Carter Hawkins; his aunt, Diane Loper and husband Benny of Germantown, Tennessee; numerous extended family members, cousins, and his many Billy friends scattered about nationwide.
As the last act as a celeBRANT, Brant asks that friends and family consider donating to the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport in Brant's name as part of the Love My Church initiative or visiting the Bridgeport Country Club to play a round of golf in remembrance of his love of the game.