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James Kennedy Hawkins

James Kennedy Hawkins 48 passed away suddenly in his home, Friday June 1, in Iowa Park.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Oasis of Grace in Graham, 622 Cherry Street.

James was born in Olney, to LV and Darlene Sadler Hawkins. While in Graham he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He graduated from Graham High School in 1987, and then went to Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He and Joanne Reyna were married May 10, 1991, in Wichita Falls. They built their home between Iowa Park and Valley View where they trained quarter horses on their Wedded J Ranch. He was hired by the Wichita Falls Fire Department as a Recruit on Aug. 27, 2003. He graduated the Fire Academy Feb. 11, 2004, and was promoted to the rank of Firefighter. He was promoted to Fire Equipment Operator on Oct. 18, 2014. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing and had always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Hawkins of Iowa Park; daughter, Jayla Hawkins of Denton; son, Jacob Hawkins of Iowa Park; parents, LV and Darlene Hawkins of Graham; and a sister, Felicia Hawkins of St. Joseph, MO.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, Roosevelt and LV Hawkins; and grandparents, McKinney and Josephine Sadler of Graham.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials be may be made to the James Hawkins Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Wichita Falls Federal Teacher’s Credit Union in Wichita Falls.


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