John Edward Hawkins

July 15, 1933June 14, 2011

John Edward Hawkins was born in Van, TX on July 15, 1933. He was one of four sons of Mary Mabel Culp Hawkins and Thomas Lester Hawkins. John died at home on June 14, 2011. John is survived by Barbara, his wife of 55 years and the families of his 3 children Pamela, Daryl and Kenneth. He leaves wonderful memories with his 2 grandsons, 3 granddaughters and 5 great-granddaughters. He is preceded in death by two of his brothers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, June 16, 2011 and a Funeral service will be held 10 AM, Friday, June 17, 2011, both at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home in Dallas. Interment will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 17, 2011

John Edward Hawkins

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June 16, 2011

Our pryers go out to the Hankins family for the loss of a loved one.
Jeff & Ruby Compton
Rowlett, Tx

Ralph Davis

June 15, 2011

To Daryl and family. John will be missed by all that knew him. I remember the trips he made with us on the agricultural tours, and the times he took up the slack, riding with James Poston on the pre trips. My prayers are with you and John. God Bless

Tina Lockett-Bechtol

June 15, 2011

I do not even know where to begin. My heart is broken and devastated. I loved and respected him dearly. He was a great influence in all our lives, I know he was mine. Not only to his family, whom I know he cherished, adored and loved so much, but also to all others, nieces, nephews, and even his great nieces, nephews, grand children and great grand children, they all adored him as well, and have followed his admirable thoughts and beliefs. As a Deacon in his church, a military man, to his coworkers and to everyone he met, he will truly me missed. I've only heard kind words from him. Something I will respect and admire forever. He was a religious man with so much Faith that he will be honored in Heaven and surely God is glad to have him home with him, as is all our fathers whom have passed before him; they are welcoming him to heaven now. He will always watch over us as the loving caring Uncle that he was. I just can't say enough about him to honor him in the way he should be honored. I do remember that he loaned me money to start my college education for books and classes I could not afford, I diligently honored and respected him and paid him back quickly, but,He gave me more than a College class ever could have. What he gave is a lifetime of knowledge, love, respect, how to care, how to manage and be there for family when we all needed him. An awesome memorable laugh and teasing with all of us that will never be forgotten. Respect for the Lord and all of our Grandparents, whom he took such good care of. It just isn't fair to lose someone who gave so much to all of us and everyone else he knew, it was in his heart though. A truly magnificent man has gone to Heaven and will be dearly, dearly missed by all who new him. I love you Uncle Johnie with all my heart and will forever miss you.

Elaine Rhoades

June 15, 2011

John you were there for me when I needed a hand. You helped me when I was at rock bottom. I will truly miss you. When I think of you, I will always remember your helping build my house and everyone lifting the wall with you stuck inbetween the studs yelling for us to put you down. Love you, John. I know Mom, Pop, Julius, Neal, John Franklin, and Calvin are meeting you at heaven's gate. Give em a hug for me.