John T. Hawkins III thumbnail

John T. "Sweet" Hawkins III

January 11, 1953 - August 26, 2019

On Monday, August 26, 2019, John T. Hawkins III passed away unexpectedly. Johnny “Sweet” was born on January 11, 1953 to Nora and John Hawkins, Jr. in Norfolk, Virginia. Raised in Virginia Beach, Johnny graduated from Bayside High School, Class of ’71. That is where he met the love of his life, Beverly. Although they never married, they were together until her death in 2010. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his step-son and best friend, Teddy Torok, Jr. (Coley). Papa Johnny will forever be missed by his grandchildren, Elliott LeJeune, Tia and Thor Torok. His passing is also deeply felt by his sister, Margie Hopper; brother, Herbie Hawkins (Coral); nieces, Ashley (Jay), Jennifer (Stephen), Rachel (Mike); great-niece, Karter and great-nephews, Rowan and Keagan. Johnny was a beloved employee of Virginia Drywall for over 35 years. His absence will be felt by all his coworkers. Johnny enjoyed hunting in his younger years, but was always an avid fisherman. “Sweet” was one never to miss an Icehouse fishing trip. “Sweet” enjoyed the camaraderie of his South Beach Grill, Icehouse, and Shadowlawn family. His passing will leave a tremendous void in their lives. This is a bitter “Sweet” good bye!

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Sweet by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

Your entire staff was so caring and I will forever be grateful for what you have done for my family.


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.