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Joey Hawkins Passed away, at the age of 15 years old, on September 27th, 2022. In his home in Lehi.
Joey was born in American Fork on August 13, 2007, to Jason and Emily Hawkins.
When we think of Joey we think of his huge smile and personality! He loved to talk a lot and be as loud as he possibly can. He loved the outdoors so much. Camping and fishing and riding his 4-wheeler. That was one of his greatest joys along with overnight camps with the youth and scouting. Joey loved fishing and he was able to go on some fun fishing trips with his uncle Mike and Steve. Joey also loved teasing his uncle Scott and of course, getting teased back brought him happiness. He truly loved spending time with his mom and going to any arcade and eating Takis until his fingers were red. His mom was his world, adored her so very much and wanted to make sure she was ok. Joey would talk about his grandpa Scott all the time and the memories he had with him. He loved going over to his friend Sebs house and spending all day playing video games. Some of his most precious moments are when he was able to be with his brother Jack that he looked up to so very much. They would play basketball together and watch movies and both felt like they had their own bachelor pad downstairs. His brother Jensen always had the patience to teach him anything he needed to learn from changing a tire to tying his tie. Joey loves his sisters so much and would have long talks with them often. He was able to have a great relationship with his biological sister Kayla in his teenage years. They would talk anime together and they were like long-lost twins and had so much in common.
Joey absolutely loved spending time with his aunts Sydney, Sam, and Chloe and adored Syrus and Everly. Joey’s grandma Lisa was always a rock for him and made sure he was taken care of and loved.
Joey was very adamant about joining the military and loved our country so very much. He was attending the Military academy in Lehi and was so very excited to serve our country and fight for our land that he valued the most. He always said, “Put me on the front line”.
We want to thank everyone that has touched Joey's life in the Community, School, church, and his friends that he cherished and loved so much!
Joey struggled with mental illness, and he is finally at peace. We were honored to have him in our lives!
We also wanted to thank the first responders and the Lehi police department for all their efforts and compassion.
Joey is survived by his father Jason Hawkins and his mother Emily Hawkins Moss, Proud guardians Jeff and Holly Hawkins, and Sister Kayla Bechtold. His grandmother Lisa Moss and His grandparents John and Delia Hawkins. He is proceeded in death by his grandfather Scott Moss Uncle James Moss and Uncle Joey Hawkins.
A viewing will be held Monday night October 3rd from 6:30-8:30 pm. at the LDS church, 1125 West 300 North Lehi, UT 84043
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, at the LDS church, 1125 West 300 North Lehi, UT 84043. 10:00-10:45 viewing and services will start at 11:00.
A recording of the service may be watched using the following link:
I loved him so much, all of our friends did he was so fun and always made people laugh he meant a lot to us and we have so many good memories I wish we could’ve made more. We love you Joey
My Dearest Emily
My heart is broken for you and your family during this time of loss and sorrow. I know your son is in a place of peace and although he isn't physically here he is very much still with you. He knows of your love for him and he is always going to be with you just differently than before I cannot tell you anything to make this easier for you and your family. I do know your a part of my family as crazy a bunch as we all are we love you fiercly and forever. You are not alone . You mean so very much to us all and we will stand beside you behind you and in front of you. Joey knew of your love for him that I am certain. The bond you shared was yours alone and nothing can ever touch that hang onto it it will get you through and I know he will be waiting first in line to meet you when the time is right. I know you will be with him again till then remember your loved so much.
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace, strength, and comfort for the families in this difficult season.
We aren’t going to make it to the funeral, but please know we love you and are praying for you.
Emily my heart goes out to you and your family. I know first hand what you are going through. Even though our son's died in different ways I know the pain is the same. If you need anything do not hesitate to ask. I am here for you and your sister. Just remember you will be with him again. I believe with all my heart Dustin is waiting for us. God bless
So sorry to hear of your loss. Rachael just let us know as we are out of town. After loosing Jake a year ago, we understand the overwhelming shock and grief you are feeling. Please reach out for anything you need from a hug and a shoulder to cry on or understanding from someone who has recently been in your shoes. I know that Joey is near and wants you to know how much you are loved by him and our savior. I am just a call away. My number is 1 (801) 319-9302. Please don’t hesitate to call. I know from experience that it is hard to call but please do. If there is anything I can do I would be so glad to be there for you. Especially when you feel all alone and that no one understands, because I do. Love to you and your family. Jane Fawcett
We are so sorry the family is going through this. Sending our sincerest condolences, love and prayers to you all.
Michele & Brian Watson
Laci & Ryan Brokaw
I'm so sorry that you guys have to go to through this difficult time. I loved Joey's sweet nature, his zest for life, his tender heart and best of all his SMILE. He had the best smile ever!! I will miss seeing that kid grow up and seeing your social media updates with him included.
I still remember the time he bought Holly the salt lamp and how excited and proud he was telling me the story.
With Heavenly Father's plan, you can be together again. Even though you can not see him, he still lives. The sun has set for now and remember that some day in the future you will have the the most amazing & joyous reunion.
P.S. I know Joey was at the vigil flying around being mischievous blowing out everyone's candles. :)
Love Ya Hawkins Family!!