Bill Hawkins

BRUCE – William Franklin “Bill” Hawkins, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home. He was born April 17, 1954, in Bruce. He was a 1971 graduate of Bruce High School. He was a construction worker, building water tanks, and a brick mason. He served in the National Guard for six years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Elder Ed Easley, Bro. Darrell Logan and Elder Rusty Wise will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Fred Hawkins of Bruce; two brothers, Sammy Joe (Janice) Hawkins of Bruce and Wade Hawkins of Hernando; two nephews, Allen Hawkins and Justin Hawkins; two nieces, Amy Bacon and Jina Gunter; and three great-nieces, Mattie Grace Hawkins, Sammie Beth Gunter and Jessie Marie Hawkins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Tiner Hawkins.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Coker, Bill Cook, Michael Cook, Ricky Gregory, Mike James, Steve James, Eddie Murphree and Ricky Murphree. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Brasher, Jimmy Chrestman, Ted Easley, David Embry, John David Embry, Henry Floyd and Billy Fred Murphree.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online guestbook may be signed at

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Dec. 26, Chickasaw Journal.