David Arthur Hewkin of Davisville, Missouri was born January 3, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Arthur and Della (nee Green) Hewkin and passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 17 days.
He married Lenora Fern Sullivan on April 16, 1960.
David later married Ruth Marshall on December 13, 1991 in St. Charles, Missouri.
David graduated from Cherryville High School. After high school he became employed at Boeing in St. Louis, Missouri in the electrical engineering department retiring in 1999 after 41 years. He attended Evangelical Holiness Pentecostal Church in Cuba, Missouri for several years.
In earlier years David loved to take his children camping and anywhere there was water he enjoyed swimming and playing. He also enjoyed camping and traveling.
After moving back to the farm from St. Louis, Missouri in 2002 he put all of his heart into his farm. David enjoyed raising cattle, which was not an easy job, but loved the land, planting trees, gardening, using his tractor and hunting. He also loved animals, especially dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Della Hewkin; one brother, Clinton Hewkin; and sister, Doris (J.W.) Morton.
He is survived by his wife of almost 29 years, Ruth Hewkin of Davisville, Missouri; three children, Mitch (Debra) Hewkin of Steelville, Missouri, Michele Heberer of Washington, Missouri and Kevin (Kayla) Hewkin of Davisville, Missouri; step daughter, Kimberly (Tom) Knaust of O’Fallon, Illinois; five grandchildren, Johnnie Heberer, Ethan Heberer, Della Hewkin, Adalynn Hewkin and Emerson Hewkin; two step grandchildren, Jacob Knaust and Katelyn Knaust; sister-in-law, Ruby Hewkin of Overland, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, September 26, 2020 with Pastor Don Mitchell officiating. Special memories were shared by Michele Heberer and Johnnie Heberer. Music of “What a Day that will Be,” “Amazing Grace” and “Go Rest High” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Turnbough Cemetery, Davisville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Mitchell Hewkin, Johnnie Heberer, Stanley Eaton, Kevin Hewkin, Sean Bonner and Joe Green.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.