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Willie Hawkins a native of Texas, and the son of the late Wyatt Henry & Lila Marie Hawkins went to be with our Lord October 14, 2017. Willie was born on November 14, 1933 in Seguin, TX and passed just shy of his 84th birthday.
Willie is survived by his spouse Patricia Ann Hawkins, his 5 children: William Dene and spouse Vicky, Cynthia Ann and spouse Stan Woods, Pamela Kay Thomas and spouse Steve, Christine Lynn Langston, and Holly Cheryl Arnold and spouse Terry. He leaves 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He is survived by his siblings Franklin (Pete) Delano Hawkins, Henry Allen Hawkins, Bobby Ray Hawkins and Patricia Marie Hatfield and their spouses. He is preceded in death by his first daughter Bonnie Marie and his brother Jesse James Hawkins.
Willie met his wife Patricia in 1977 while working in Houston with Kenworth. They married and settled in Weatherford, TX where they worked together to build Classic Truck Services. They enjoyed and realized their dreams of owning land, traveling and enjoying family. Willie was a member of the 1st Parker County Emu Association. He had strong ties to his church and was a member of the Lonestar Baptist Builders of Texas assisting with the construction of several churches in several states (Including Weatherford TX).
He will be lovingly remembered as a hardworking, Christian man who touched the lives of many. He was a natural born engineer with the ability to sell and had an entrepreneurial drive. Willie was an accomplished pilot at Meacham Field, and a Company pilot. This experience lead to his creation of his heavy haul company. He owned and created businesses in Texas, Florida and Illinois. Willie was ahead of his time and was building the first Mini Big Trucks before there was a niche for them in the transportation field. There was only one Willie Hawkins - he did everything full throttle, via best boat, best trucks, and the best cars.
The Hawkins family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for family, friends and the medical staff for all the love, care and support he received and helped him along the path when he was diagnosed with vascular dementia. 
A memorial service will be held at the Lake Shore Drive Baptist Church on Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Del Rio City Church, a missionary program in Willie Hawkins' name c/o Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church or The Alzheimer's Association (ALZ.ORG).
Published on October 18, 2017
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