OBITUARY

Otha Lon Hawkins

September 9, 1929June 7, 2018
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Otha Lon Hawkins, 88, of El Dorado, was called home on Thursday, June 7 at Life Touch's John R Williamson Hospice House. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Alice Jeter Hawkins; his two sons Grant Hawkins and Adam Hawkins both of Little Rock; his 5 daughters Cynthia Renfroe of Little Rock; Shauna Mitchell of Columbia, TN; Melissa Simpson of Decatur, AL; Nancy Williams and Norma King both of El Dorado; seventeen grandchildren; twenty six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Otha was born in Newton, Kansas on September 9, 1929 to the late Robert Henry Hawkins and Edna Faye Lyons Hawkins. He attended Wichita State University then worked at Zales Jewelers before opening his own store. He owned Hawkins Jewelers, Inc. in El Dorado and Camden for over 30 years. Otha was an avid fisherman, and he was a member of the El Dorado Bass Club. In addition, he was very active in his church, Parkers Chapel First Baptist. He served on the benevolence committee and tended to the grounds for many years.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 11 from 1:00-2:00. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018. The funeral and visitation will be held at Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church with Bros. Larry Hudson, Ron Williamson, and Johnny Parrack conducting the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Parkers Chapel First Baptist's building fund, 2975 Haynesville Hwy El Dorado, AR 71730 or Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd El Dorado, AR 71730 in Otha’s honor.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jonathan Lawrence
  • Chris Williams
  • Seth Williams
  • Matthew Simpson
  • Brandon Speers
  • Elmer Givens

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
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Max Taylor

June 25, 2018

God bless the Otha Hawkins family.... Max and Jeri Taylor

Ron Williamson

June 18, 2018

Otha was a true friend! I was his pastor and saw him come to faith in Jesus Christ when he was 50 years old. Loved him , Mary and family. Mary and kids, I'm praying for you all.

Randy Martisek

June 11, 2018

Nancy and family, Praying for y'all, we are out of town and can't be there, but please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers

Terry & Betty Williams

June 11, 2018

Our prayers are with you.

Kay Smith

June 11, 2018

I remember Mr. Otha, along with his wife, taking my daughter Tia and later on my daughter Bridget out to eat and buying them clothes and shoes; back when we went to church with them at Joyce City. You made them feel so special! He was such a sweet kind man and he will be missed. Prayers for the family!

Teresa Frisby

June 11, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Otha was always there with a smile on his face each Sunday morning. He also made the flower beds beautiful.
Our family always used Hawkins Jewlers and would always do business with Mr. Hawkins.
Mrs. Mary I love you and am praying for you.

Kyle Gleghorn

June 10, 2018

Our mothers were in Dudneywood Assisted-living for Mr. Otha's entire stay. He was always smiling, polite, ands always a gentleman. The biggest smile we ever saw was when we found an S.A.U. annual and showed him Cynthia's picture. He looked at it for a few moments, smiled and said, "That's MY Cyndi !!!" We will all miss his smile, and have fond memories of visits to Hawkin's Jewelers.

Love and many Prayers,

Kyle & Steph Gleghorn

B. J. Ackerman

June 9, 2018

To all of the family - sorry to hear of your loss. Remember the best of times and keep those in your hearts. In later years he really looked like his Dad! B. J..

Zac Shepperson

June 9, 2018

I didn't come to know Otha until later in his life. But for sure, at that stage, he was a cheerful servant of God, serving faithfully at Parkers Chapel First Baptist. He always had a cheerful spirit and a jovial personality. I've already missed him for some time, but now his memory will cheer me up when I think of him. Thank you Otha for your kindness and your serving heart.

Anita Murphree

June 9, 2018

Saddened to receive this news. Mr. Otha was an extremely kind & friendly man. He will be missed beyond measure. Heaven has gained of this truly special man. My prayers are with the family during this tragic time.

Biography

Otha Lon Hawkins, 88, of El Dorado, was called home on Thursday, June 7 at Life Touch's John R Williamson Hospice House. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Alice Jeter Hawkins; his two sons Grant Hawkins and Adam Hawkins both of Little Rock; his 5 daughters Cynthia Renfroe of Little Rock; Shauna Mitchell of Columbia, TN; Melissa Simpson of Decatur, AL; Nancy Williams and Norma King both of El Dorado; seventeen grandchildren; twenty six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Otha was born in Newton, Kansas on September 9, 1929 to the late Robert Henry Hawkins and Edna Faye Lyons Hawkins. He attended Wichita State University then worked at Zales Jewelers before opening his own store. He owned Hawkins Jewelers, Inc. in El Dorado and Camden for over 30 years. Otha was an avid fisherman, and he was a member of the El Dorado Bass Club. In addition, he was very active in his church, Parkers Chapel First Baptist. He served on the benevolence committee and tended to the grounds for many years.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 11 from 1:00-2:00. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018. The funeral and visitation will be held at Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church with Bros. Larry Hudson, Ron Williamson, and Johnny Parrack conducting the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Parkers Chapel First Baptist's building fund, 2975 Haynesville Hwy El Dorado, AR 71730 or Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd El Dorado, AR 71730 in Otha’s honor.

An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com