JASONVILLE — John F. “Jack” Hawkins, 87, of Jasonville, died on Thursday evening, July 11, 2013, at the Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville.
Jack was born Aug. 12, 1926 in Greene County, the son of Noah and Dola (Pope) Hawkins. He was a graduate of Midland High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University, and received his master’s degree from Indiana University. Jack proudly served his country during WWII, as a member of the U.S. Army Paratroopers. He was a coach and teacher at Boggstown, Cory, Worthington, Switz City, N. Knox (Bicknell), and Clay City, retiring in 1982. Jack was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Lewis, where he had been a song leader for many years. Jack was a full time farmer through the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Hawkins and wife Brenda of Clay City, and D. Brent Hawkins and wife Joyce of Jasonville; grandchildren, Jerome Hawkins and wife Heather, Jina (Hawkins) Campbell and husband John Campbell, Chelsea Hawkins, and Noah Hawkins and wife Nichole; and six great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother, Gene Hawkins and wife Bertha of Dugger; a sister, Carolyn Clark and husband Carl of Linton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lee (Worth) in 1981, his parents and a sister, Betty (Hawkins) Canada.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jul. 16 at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, the Rev. Brad West officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery on County Road 800 West. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday from noon until the time of service. Online condolences can be sent at: