Bobby Joe Hawkins

February 10, 1936February 23, 2023
Obituary of Bobby Joe Hawkins
Bobby Joe Hawkins Sr., 87, of Russellville Arkansas, passed away on February 23, 2023. Funeral services will be held privately with families in California and Arkansas Bobby Joe Hawkins Sr. was born in Gary Oklahoma to T.C. and Betty Hawkins on February 10, 1936. He married Melba Noordhoek on September 13. 1958 in Kansas. He worked as a Service Station Owner for Chevron Oil Company, and as a Truck Driver for Hopper Steel, Grainger and Organics and Green Waste Recycling of Fresno. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army and was awarded many medals. He was involved in the Loyal Order of the Moose for many years. Bobby Joe Hawkins Sr. is preceded in death by his parents T.C. and Betty Hawkins, Brother Thomas Hawkins, Sisters Sue Miller, Wilda Simms, Son Bobby Joe Hawkins Jr. and Granddaughter Crystal Dawn Hawkins Bobby Joe Hawkins Sr. is survived by spouse Melba Mae Hawkins, daughter Cynthia Hawkins’Snyder and Husband Stacy Tyler of Quitman Arkansas, daughter in law Jessica Hawkins of Russellville Arkansas, brother Ronnie Hawkins of Merced California, sisters Betty Hawkins of Merced California and Mary Shultz of Oklahoma City Oklahoma, grandchildren Sean Hakins wife Rachael of Quitman Arkansas, Cynthia Michelle Smith husband James of Texarkana Tx, Blake Hawkins, Brice Hawkins, Brexton Hawkins, Brooklyn Hawkins of Russellville Arkansas. Greatgrandchildern Kaelee Benson husband Justin of Sun Tan Valley Arizona, Sean Donaven Hawkins of Quitman Arkansas, Rose Hawkins of Fresno California, Mollie Shaw of Coarsegold California, Rylen Smith of Texarkana Tx. Great great granddaughter Adelyn Benson Sun Tan Valley Arziona. Many other family members and friends. Memorials may be given to: Mooseheart Charities Child City and School 155 S. International Dr. Mooseheart, IL. 60551-1100 The family of Bobby Joe Hawkins Sr. wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Debbie Smith Hospice nurse, Russellville Hospice Care and all that cared for Mr. Bob, and Legacy Heights Nursing Home and Staff that cared for him in his last days.

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