John W. Hawkins, 80, of Owaneco, died at 9:40 pm Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Prairie Rose Nursing Home, Pana, IL.

He was born February 3, 1933 in New Burnside, IL, the son of Clyde and Alice Marie Newbold Hawkins.  On January 18, 1956 he married Norma Blietz in South Elgin, IL.  He was affiliated with the United Methodist Church, a Marine veteran of the Korean War, V.F.W. Post 4495, Elgin Masonic Lodge, and the National Rifle Association.  Mr. Hawkins retired from G.S.I. in Assumption as a Purchasing Agent.

Surviving are his wife Norma of Owaneco, IL; Son: Brian Hawkins and wife Tina of Owaneco, Daughters: Teresa Holcomb of Springfield, Dawn Pierce and husband Wade of Carrollton, TX, and Jennifer Hawkins of McKinney, TX. Grandchildren: Rachel Gilpin, Sara Hawkins, Kristi Millburg, Justin Maxson, Kyle Maxson, Emily Pierce, Erin Pierce, and Faith Pierce.  There are 6 Great Grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister: Rose Mausey and husband Lowell of Creal Springs, IL.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, November 8 at McClure Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday at the funeral Home with Masonic Services at 7:00 pm.

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