Barton Allen Hawkins, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born on March 9, 1925, to the late Clyde and Hazel Vaught Hawkins. In addition to his parents, Barton was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Sue Hawkins; and a brother, Johnny Hawkins.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Wynell Pardue Hawkins; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Ann Hawkins; brother, Joe Hawkins; granddaughter, Kisha Wilson; several cousins, nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Barton was a 1944 Graduate of Johnson County High School. Following high school, Barton enlisted in the United States Army, where he honorably served during World War II. Following his military career, Barton returned to farming.
He was a graduate of the Graham School Cattlemen in Garrett, Kansas; served 12 years as Southeast Division Director of Dairymen, Inc.; served 14 years as Director of American Dairy Association of Tennessee; served 14 years as Director of Food and Nutrition Council of the Appalachian; Former President of the Tennessee Milk Producers Federation; served 4 years as the Director of the National Dairy Council; Delegate to the National Milk Producers Federation.
Barton was a member of the 94th and 95th Tennessee General Assemblies; served 16 years as Director of Soil and Water Conservation of Johnson County; Delegate to the 1970 Tennessee Constitution Convention representing the 4th Legislative District; served 4 years as a Member of the Private Industry Council of Tennessee and Tennessee State Representative from 1985-1988.
Barton was a 32nd Degree Mason and Knight Commander of the Court of Honor; Scottish Rite and Jericho Shriner.
Barton was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F&AM. He was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastors Jim Norman and Ken Caswell officiating.
Masonic Services will follow at the funeral home and will be conducted by the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge.
The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Private Inurnment will be held later.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barton’s Memory to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 308 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Barton Allen Hawkins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.