Roy Winfrey Hawkins, 90, of Crandall, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Gordon County hospital.
He was a disabled American Veteran. He served his country in World War II in the 564th Boat Battalion Amphibious Engineers Unit in New Guinea.
He was a member of Homeland Baptist Church in Chatsworth, Ga. He loved his church family dearly. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, watching CMT, eating out, and being at the family farm.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, DeEtte Mae Horn Hawkins; parents, Walter and Ruby Hawkins; brothers: Selma, Claude, George, Ben, and Edgar Hawkins; sisters: Beaulah Mae Cook and Loretta Qwenby; brother-in-law, Marchel Horn; and father and mother-in-law, Bud and Lela Horn.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Charlene Hawkins; granddaughter and husband, Lecia and Tony Hudson; grandson, Wesley Hawkins; great-granddaughters and spouse, Brandi and Adam Steelmon and Blakeli Hudson, all of Crandall; brothers and sisters-in-law; Paul and Barbara Hawkins, J. W. and Margie Hawkins of Chatsworth, and Fred and Martha Jean Hawkins of Soddy Daisy; sisters and brothers-in-law: Elisabeth and Colquitt Holcomb of Crandall and Mary Lynn and Keith Waldrop of Chatsworth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral to celebrate the life of Roy Hawkins will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Poteet and the Rev. Lamar Beason officiating.
The family will receive friends today from 4 to 9 p.m.