Mr. John Lewis Hawkins, age 60, of Summerville, GA died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. from injuries sustained in a house fire on April 14, 2008.
Mr. Hawkins was born October 22, 1947 in Trion, GA, the son of the late J. D. and Margaret Hines Hawkins. He was employed with Reichhold Chemical. Mr. Hawkins was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Hawkins and a nephew, Chris Hawkins.
Mr. Hawkins is survived by his wife, Ann Hawkins; daughters, Karen Ann Hawkins, Summerville, GA, Rachel Nicole Hunter, Trion, GA; step-daughter, Michelle Jackson, Teloga, GA, grandchildren, Spencer Johnson and Blake Johnson; step-grandchildren, Austin McConnell and C. J. Jackson; great grandchild, Mashalee Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Harris and Rev. Ronnie Pettyjohn officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Wallace, Chuck Bohannon, Dewayne Lewis, Dale Evans, Dan Floyd, Steve Jones, and Jackie Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Allen Farmer, Ricky Simpson, and Stoney Jones.
Mr. Hawkins will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008