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Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home & Memorial Park

601 State Hwy 198 @ Walnut, Mabank, TX

OBITUARY

Dempsey Earl Hawkins

January 19, 1939October 31, 2019

"WHAT WAS THIS ALL ABOUT?" ~ Mr. Dempsey Hawkins

Dempsey Earl Hawkins was born on January 19, 1939 in Wills Point, Texas to parents William Thomas and Gladys Lucille (Gibson) Hawkins and entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2019 at the age of 80. Dempsey was an avid reader and enjoyed telling stories. He was crazy about the Dallas Cowboys. He had a great sense of humor and loved being around people, especially his family. Dempsey was an artist, oil paintings mostly. He was a big fan of Willie Nelson. Dempsey was an amazing father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Dempsey was preceded in death by his parents and his son Mark Hall. He is survived by his children; Vanessa Smith of Euless, Marie Hawkins of Payne Springs, Michelle Hawkins-Adley of Euless and Joaquin Hawkins of Gun Barrel City, six grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brothers; Harry Hawkins and wife Judy of Cedar Hill and Roland Hawkins and wife Connie of Dallas, sister Aliene Bledsaw of Kemp, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.

Services

17 November

Memorial Service

2:30 pm

Center of Hope Church

9251 Manning Ranch Rd.
Eustace, Texas 75124

Memories

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Marie Hawkins

November 5, 2019

Daddy
I'm going miss talking to you about everything. You were my history expert. I can still hear you whistling a tune in the next room. What am I going to do now Daddy. I will hold onto all of the good memories until we meet again. I love you and miss you so much.

Julie Gaither

November 5, 2019

I am happy Uncle Dempsey was surrounded with love. I know he loved his family. He could always tell a good story. I remember baby sitting one of his dogs years ago and we had to feed it hot dogs because he claimed that was all it would eat. Funny, I'd forgotten that. My husband still brings up the carved canes Dempsey showed him one day, probably the first time they met.

Hugs and love to everyone. I know you have a hole in your heart. Maybe he and mom can do an Irish jig together.

Vanessa Smith

November 5, 2019

Dad

Thank you so much for loving me unconditionally.; for tolerating my behavior when I didn’t get my way and especially for the Sunday morning breakfast of menudo that you let me swallow before announcing its ingredients only to add the hot sauce that cut off my air supply leaving me with the inability to talk or breath. And now back to the positive contributions:
Your artistic talent has been such an inspiration to me, Mark, and my son Josh. I would watch them draw and I’d always think of the talent I saw in your art. Thanks for giving us that gift. Every conversation we had was so full of humor and silliness. I’m really going to miss your laughter and warped sense of humor and I’ll be glad to carry the torch for that because life is way too short to be so serious. I’ll continue my sarcasm and quick wit in your honor and memory. I’m extremely happy and very thankful you got to spend time with Mark before he passed. We both love you dearly. I wish time hadn’t been so short and life hadn’t been so busy. If you want to talk at night just ring me up and I’ll be there. You will remain in my heart forever

Michelle Hawkins-Adley

November 5, 2019

Dad, thank you for all the memories. Thank you for keeping me excited about reading. Teaching me to love the Dallas Cowboys with a passion. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for the great things I inherited from you to pass onto my girls. We love you and we will never forget you. I constantly tell them stories of your wisdom. Love you dad shell, Sabrina and Alexis

Michelle Hawkins

November 5, 2019

Dad and I could talk about anything, from politics to pop stars. I learn to love reading because of him. I remember one of the first books he let me read it was about Bonnie and Clyde. I also watch endless Cowboy football games with my dad. I remember the first superbowl they won, he ran outside screaming "they won, they won". There are so many memories. I love you dad and I'm so very thankful for the great qualities I inherited from you and passed onto my girls. We will forever miss you but we will never forget you. Shell, Sabrina, and Alexis......

Marie Hawkins

November 4, 2019

Daddy always knew that laughter was needed in this world. Going to miss all of your stories and jokes. Miss you so much.

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