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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

William A. "Bill" Hawkins

December 24, 1933August 23, 2019
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William A (Bill) Hawkins, born December 24, 1933 in Keels Holler, AL passed peacefully on Friday August 23, 2019. Bill was a quiet, kind, humble, loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, employer, and friend. He was a member of Germantown Baptist Church. Bill was the founder of American Electrical Contractors, Inc. and a 60 plus year member of the IBEW Local 474. Predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Linda, Bill leaves behind his daughter Melisa Beggs (Mike) of Germantown, his son Michael Hawkins(Tabitha) of Germantown, six grandchildren, Kaitlyn Holbrook (Tyler), Savannah McBroom(Klay), Ashlyn Sims(Tyler), William Hawkins, Hassen Hawkins, and Griffin Hawkins. He also leaves five great grandchildren , Hawkins, Everley, Greyson, Hughes and Carolina. A gathering of family and friends for Bill will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home , 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119. His family and friends will gather Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38139. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00 Am at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38139, with a graveside service Saturday, August 31, 2019 beginning at 3:00 PM at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Shriners. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Hawkins family.

  • FAMILY

  • Melisa Beggs (Mike), Daughter
  • Michael Hawkins (Tabitha), Son
  • Kaitlyn Holbrook (Tyler), Grandchild
  • Savannah McBroom (Klay), Grandchild
  • Ashlyn Sims (Tyler), Grandchild
  • William Hawkins, Grandchild
  • Hassen Hawkins, Grandchild
  • Griffin Hawkins, Grandchild
  • Hawkins, Everly, Greyson, Hughes and Carolina, Great Grandchildren
  • He was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Linda.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The Shriners

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, August 30, 2019
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 31, 2019

Memories

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James Williams

September 18, 2019

I just want to say thanks to Bill for being a good man and letting me fish and ride on some of his property without knowing me personally and just being a generous man from what I can gather not only that but the one time I did meet him he was working and sweating hard. I didn't expect that from someone of his position. He was an admirable man.

Joe Pede

August 27, 2019

Jenn and I send our deepest condolences. Mr. Bill was a kind, true gentleman. He is an industry icon who was respected and adored. His love of Christ and family was admirable and honorable. I am appreciative I had the pleasure to be with him for 15 years and share some good memories. Especially the Christmas party prep up all night long!! Good times. May he rest in peace with the Trinity!

Love,
Jenn and Joe Pede

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Biography

William A (Bill) Hawkins, born December 24, 1933 in Keels Holler, AL passed peacefully on Friday August 23, 2019. Bill was a quiet, kind, humble, loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, employer, and friend. He was a member of Germantown Baptist Church. Bill was the founder of American Electrical Contractors, Inc. and a 60 plus year member of the IBEW Local 474. Predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Linda, Bill leaves behind his daughter Melisa Beggs (Mike) of Germantown, his son Michael Hawkins(Tabitha) of Germantown, six grandchildren, Kaitlyn Holbrook (Tyler), Savannah McBroom(Klay), Ashlyn Sims(Tyler), William Hawkins, Hassen Hawkins, and Griffin Hawkins. He also leaves five great grandchildren , Hawkins, Everley, Greyson, Hughes and Carolina.
A gathering of family and friends for Bill will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home , 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119. His family and friends will gather Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38139. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00 Am at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38139, with a graveside service Saturday, August 31, 2019 beginning at 3:00 PM at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Shriners.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Hawkins family.