Earl “Jack” Hawkins, 95, Scranton: Oct. 5, 1918 – May 11, 2014

SCRANTON – Earl “Jack” Hawkins, 95, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Midland Hospice, in Topeka. He was born on Oct. 5, 1918, in Grenola, Kan., the son of Howard and Ora Logsdon Hawkins.

Earl had lived many years in Topeka, then in Siloam Springs, Ark., and has lived in Scranton for the last 19 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific. He had worked in a flour mill in Topeka. He attended Grace Community Church in Overbrook.

On Oct. 18, 1946, Earl married Thelma Smith, in Ft. Smith, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma, on Jan. 30, 2008; also two brothers, Howard and Tommy; and two sisters, Norma Hulett and Deone Walker.

Earl is survived by three sons, Ed Hawkins (Mary), of Lawrence, Mike Hawkins (Janet) and Mitch Hawkins (Cheryl), all of Scranton; three daughters, Rhonda Hawkins, Scranton, Debra Ansley (Paul), Overbrook, and Laurie Hawkins, Topeka; sister, June Johnson, Wichita; and 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, at the Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Inurnment will be in the Carbondale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Midland Hospice Care, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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