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Stanley "Stan the Man" Lee Hawkins Jr
June 10, 1968 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old
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Stanley "Stan the Man" Lee Hawkins Jr., 55, of Indianapolis, departed from this world on September 28, 2023. Born in his beloved Indianapolis, IN, on June 10, 1968, to Stanley Lee Sr. and Peggy (Stevenson) Hawkins, Stan was a true red-blooded Fountain Square Native with a heart as big as the state itself.
Stan's love for cars wasn't just a hobby; it was a way of life. He lived and breathed grease and gasoline, making him a lifelong mechanic. If something needed fixing or a problem needed solving, you could bet your boots that Stan would say, "I'll figure it out." He was as persistent as an old tractor and never knew the meaning of giving up.
But Stan's talents didn't stop under the hood; he was a grill master extraordinaire. His BBQs were legendary, and he cooked enough to feed an entire army, because, in his book, the neighborhood kids were always welcome for a meal. He didn't just feed them; he mentored them, guiding them through life's twists and turns with his advice, unconditional love, and unwavering support.
Stan had the biggest heart, and he selflessly cared for his community. His home was the go-to spot for a good time, and it wasn't unusual to see a convoy of 15 cars parked outside, filled with folks coming to enjoy Stan's legendary hospitality. To many, he was "Uncle Stan," a guiding light in their lives, especially during the holidays when he made sure the kids had a grand celebration.
A true original, Stan was the life of the party, and his passing leaves the world a little dimmer. He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly, and a clan of children: Michael Dodd, Tamicka Gregory, Jeffery Hawkins, Jeremy Dodd, Samantha Hawkins, Brandy Selke, and Kara Hawkins. He is also survived by his mother, Peggy, and siblings John Hawkins and Nancy Hawkins, as well as several step-siblings. His legacy continues with 24 adoring grandchildren and 1 nieces and 2 nephews.
Stan is reunited in the afterlife with his father, Stanley Sr., stepfather Donnie Mathis, and his best buddy, Jeff Woodward, who surely greeted him in heaven with a cold one.
A celebration of Stan's life will take place at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services. Visitation will be held from 3 PM until the hour of the service.
Stan may have left us, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to know him. Everyone is invited to pay respects and share stories of this unforgettable, one-of-a-kind gentleman. Stan, you'll be missed more than words can say, and your legacy will forever shine like the chrome on your favorite car. Rest easy, Stan the Man.