Paul Waymon Hawkins of Parks, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Parks, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born April 24, 1941 in Parks, Arkansas to James William Hawkins and Elsie Bell (Barker) Hawkins. He was 80 years old.
Paul and his wife, Betty moved to the Kansas City area in 1963. He was a General Painting Contractor for over 40 years while in Kansas City. During his career as a painter he made many friends and repeat customers. He went out of his way to show kindness to others. He volunteered as a baseball coach and was involved with many activities with his children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He restored many pieces of wood furniture as well as their house in Waldron. He enjoyed game night with his friends at church, as well as playing dominos and card games with his family.
Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 59 years, Betty Sue (Dillard) Hawkins of the home, one daughter, Paula Whitehead and husband Scott of Lenexa, Kansas and one son, Shannon Hawkins and wife Julie of Olathe, Kansas. He will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Melissa Bradshaw and husband Derek, Grant Whitehead and wife Savanna , Taylor Hawkins, Vanessa Patton and husband Chris; two great-grandsons: Ellis and Ethan Patton. Paul is also survived by two siblings: Bill Hawkins and wife Valva of Little Rock, Arkansas and Elgiva Liles of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; as well as, sister in law Barbara Hawkins, sister in law and brother in law Kathy and Loyd (Hobie) Lewis, brother in law, Clifford Daily, and brother in law Charles Dillard. Paul will be missed by the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, members of his Sunday School class and neighbors he loved dearly.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elsie Hawkins, one brother, James Dillard Hawkins,and two sisters, Doris (Hawkins) Lamon and Genevieve (Hawkins) Daily.
Paul's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Wally Beckman and Rev. Phil Kreiling officiating. Interment will follow in the Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Paul's pallbearers will be Drake Hawkins, Dane Hawkins, Keith Saveall, Jamie Saveall, Grant Whitehead and Derek Bradshaw.
Honorary pallbearers are Loyd (Hobie) Lewis, Benny Newberry, and Danny Rhyne.
Paul's visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
In memory of Paul, memorial contributions may be made to Hawkins Cemetery, c/o Chambers Bank, PO Box 838, Waldron, AR 72958.
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