West Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Park Cemetery

6450 West Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ


J. B. Hawks

February 9, 1931November 19, 2019

J. B. Hawks, 88, of Peoria, AZ passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Born in Greenfield, Tennessee on February 9, 1931 to Ruby (Porter) and Finis Hawks. He grew up in Greenfield and enlisted in the United States Army in 1949 and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to Company D 187th Airborne and fought in the Korean War, was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart.

Before leaving for Korea, he married Sue Nell Reid on June 7, 1950. He had two daughters and two sons that he and his wife raised primarily in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as a machinist. In 1970 he and his family moved west to Phoenix, Arizona and worked as a truck driver.

He loved road trips, fishing and watching old westerns on TV. He was always active in his church, serving God and others and most of all loved his family well.

He leaves his wife, Sue of 69+ years, a daughter, Brenda Shea (husband, Chris) of Carlsbad, California, a daughter, Linda Hawks of Peoria, Arizona, a son, David Hawks (wife, Theresa) of Mount Vernon, Arkansas, and a son, Mark Hawks (wife, Kathleen) of Phoenix, Arizona. He leaves one sister, Elsie Baker of Wellston, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Cecil Hawks and James Hawks and one sister, Norah Mae Collins.

He had eight grandchildren, Melissa, Theresa, Colin, Brian, Caitlin, Nikolas, Kayla and Kareena and four great grandchildren, Mason, Austin, Andy and Skylar and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will take place on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00 am at West Resthaven Chapel with viewing at 9:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org


  • Sue Hawks, Wife
  • Brenda Shea (Chris), Daughter
  • Linda Hawks, Daughter
  • David Hawks (Theresa), Son
  • Mark Hawks (Kathleen), Son
  • Elsie Baker, Sister
  • J.B was preceded in death by his two brothers, Cecil Hawks and James Hawks and one sister, Norah Mae Collins.

  • David Hawks, Pallbearer
  • Mark Hawks, Pallbearer
  • Brian Hawks, Pallbearer
  • Nikolas Hawks, Pallbearer
  • Chris Shea, Pallbearer
  • George Weston, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Interment Monday, November 25, 2019


J. B. Hawks

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Becky Rife

November 24, 2019

Love your parents. They were like second family at Westcroft. Prayers and Hugs.

John Wilson

November 23, 2019

I have known the Hawks family most of my life. I want to wish them all the best. My condolences. JB was good man.

Verna Sutton

November 22, 2019

I grew up in the Westcroft Baptist Church. My family and J. B.s family. His daughters were our age. We would hang out together. But my old clunker of a car was always running out of gas. You see the gas gage was broken.
We would always call their Dad, J.B., to help us out. He was always there for us. May he rest in peace. I will always remember him fondly.

Joshua Garrison

November 22, 2019

Loved going to church with uncle JB. Also on camping trips where we would go fishing we would spend hours trying to catch fish and have a blast just spending time together. Uncle JB I love you so much and you will be missed. Heaven gained a 1 of a kind Angel...