Mr. John A. Hawkins, age 81, Gray, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence.
Mr. Hawkins was a native of Washington County and son of the late Samuel & Pearl Cash Hawkins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hawkins was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Hamilton.
He was a member and Deacon of Highland Church of Christ and former member and Deacon of Boones Creek Christian Church. He was a faith servant of the Lord.
Mr. Hawkins retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. He had worked for Clinchfield Railroad for seven years and a number of years for Bradshaw Excavation.
He delivered Meals on Wheels, enjoyed camping, was an avid woodworker, collected antique tractors and was a steam engine enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Frazier Hawkins, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Penny & Chad Cox, Gray; two sons and daughter-in-law, Eric & Jill Hawkins, Jonesborough and Ryan Hawkins, Gray; grandchildren, Addy Hawkins, Daniel Cox and Matthew Cox; brothers, S.G. Hawkins, Gray and Bob Hawkins, Johnson City; sister, Lucille Milhorn, Gray; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Minister Byron Paddock officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, August 19, 2011 at Highland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ed Brown, Curtis Proffitt, Joe Frazier, Bob Hawkins, Argil Barker and Sheilds Bradshaw.
Condolences may be sent to the Hawkins family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821