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Donald R. "D.R."

December 23, 1936 – September 16, 2018

Donald Hawkins
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Obituary for Donald R. "D.R." Hawkins

Donald R. Hawkins, “D.R.”, 81, of Shiloh, passed away on September 16, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Marcus Sheffield, officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are Jason Hawkins, Drake Hawkins, Matthew Paul, Scott Watkins, Jerry Watkins and Lance Nichols. Honorary pallbearers are all Watkins Construction employees.

Mr. Hawkins was born on December 23, 1936 in Teague, Texas to Joyce Wesley and Nellie Ruth Burleson Hawkins. He married Jo Nell Wood on October 23, 1954 in Mexia, Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mexia. D.R. was a very hard worker, making sure his family was always taken care of. He loved them and being around them was very important. He also kept an immaculate yard. He was self-employed used car dealer and a new car salesman in Freestone & Limestone Counties. After he left the car business, he went to work for Watkins Construction in Corsicana as a heavy equipment operator, where he retired from after 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Roy W. Hawkins. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jo Nell (Wood) Hawkins of Shiloh; daughter, Donna J. Allen & husband, Jerry of Forest Glade; son, Richard D. Hawkins of Los Angeles, California; granddaughters, Brandi Allen Jones & husband, Michael of Mexia and Lacy Allen Paul & husband, Matt of Tyler; great-grandchildren, Kelsie Jones of Mexia and Carson & Paisley Paul of Tyler and nephews, Jason Hawkins & wife, Nancy of Gilmer, Texas and Drake Hawkins & wife, Shelia of Waxahachie, Texas.

The family ask that memorial contributions in Mr. Hawkins memory be made to the music department of First Baptist Church or Providence Hospice of Mexia.

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When Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jones Funeral Services
931 S. Hwy 171
Mexia, TX 76667

Service Information

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:00am
Marcus Sheffield
Jones Funeral Services
931 S. Hwy 171
Mexia, TX 76667

Interment Information

Shiloh Cemetery`
Shiloh, TX