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W. Calvin Hawkins, age 85, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was born on November 23, 1927 to the late Richard Bruce Hawkins Sr. and Minnie Felts Hawkins. In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Gentry; brothers: Richard Hawkins Jr., Wilton Hawkins, Willard Hawkins, Newton Hawkins and a half-brother, Walter Shumate and a nephew, Ron Gentry.
Calvin owned and operated a sawmill with his brother for many years. He was also a lifelong farmer, an avid outdoorsman, and was well known and respected by his many friends throughout the community.
Calvin was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Calvin is survived by his sisters: Annis Gentry of Laurel Bloomery, TN, Lillian Hawkins and Bonnie Icenhour, both of Mountain City, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Bonnie Hawkins of Laurel Bloomery, TN; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tom Prater officiating. Music was provided by Mr. Kerry Gentry.
The family received friends from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Acre Field Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Icenhour, Eric Wallace, Steve Hawkins, Ross Hawkins, Derrell Gentry and Eric Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were: Stacy Greer, Mary Beth Taylor, LeAnn Taylor, congregation of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Peanut Morefield, Dr. Floyd Barker and staff, Staff of Amedisys Home Health and Mountain City Care Center and Employees and Friends of A to Z Market.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Calvin’s memory may be sent to the Acre Field Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Lee Hawkins, 1920 Gentry Creek Rd., Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680; St. John’s United Methodist Church, c/o Eric Taylor, 370 Gentry Creek Rd., Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680, or 1st District Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Kevin Colson, 6633 Hwy. 91 N, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Calvin’s sister, Bonnie Icenhour, 303 Shoun Street, Mountain City, TN
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The family of W. Calvin Hawkins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.