Dalton Hawkins was born Dec. 14, 1931, and raised in Parks, AR. He passed away May 1, 2019, in Waldron, AR, at the age of 87 years. He was the son of John W. and Emma Thompson Hawkins. He was a member of Parks Methodist Church. Dalton was a talented mechanic and welder in Waldron for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Joyce Hollcroft Hawkins. Together, they have five children: Kathy Hawkins Pate, Judy Hawkins Coleman, Judy McKay Hutchens, Lonnie McKay, and Tracy McKay Hunt. "Pap" (as he was affectionately known) is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great, great-granddaughter. He is also survived by one sister, Janie Elmore; one step-brother,
Thomas Warren Scott, and wife Wanda; and his step-mother, Rosie Hawkins. Dalton is also survived by a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: John Roland and George Hawkins and wife, Buena; sister, Etta Gibson and husband, Clarence; and brother-in-law, Kennith Elmore.
His memorial service will be held at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2 pm. The Rev. Jackie Smith will be officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.