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Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home
Monday May 10th, 2021
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Tuesday May 11th, 2021

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Robert Earl Hawkins

Robert Earl Hawkins, age 75, died Friday, May 7, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice. He was born November 9, 1945 to Jim Ed Hawkins and Jessie Adean Freeman Hawkins of Aberdeen, MS. He was a 1965 graduate of Aberdeen High School. He retired as a supervisor from Texas Eastern Natural Gas after working for twenty-eight years. He served in the National Guard for twenty-two years from 1966 until 1988 and was a member of the American Legion in Aberdeen. He loved his country and his brothers he served with, along with all past and present military members. He loved to collect trinkets as he called it. He was always going to sales and flea markets. There are not many places he went that he didn’t know someone or they didn’t know him. He always had a kind smile on his face and never met a stranger.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Hawkins (Tina) of Hamilton, MS and Robert Dale Hawkins (Gina Pugh Whitt) of Aberdeen, MS; two brothers, Edward Wayne Hawkins (Judy) of Hamilton, MS and Charles Edward Hawkins of Nesbit, MS; one uncle, Dalton Freeman of Tuscaloosa, AL; three grandchildren, Laken Hawkins Darling (Brandon) of Caledonia, MS, Brooke Hawkins Thompson (Cody) of Hamilton, MS, and Courtney Hawkins Shelton (Tanner) of Hamilton, MS; four great-grandchildren, Tinley Darling, Payton Hawkins, Conner Thompson and Sara Beth Thompson; special friend Edith Pannell of Verona, MS, and special family friend Gladys Freeman of Northport, AL.

He is preceded in death by his parents and mother of his children, Judy Elaine Welch Hawkins.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen, MS with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes and Bro. Joe Dan Roberts officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021 at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen, MS.

Pallbearers are Jack Hawkins, Tanner Shelton, Brandon Darling, Cody Thompson, Frank Vasser, Randy Richardson, Donnie Richardson, Donny Winders and Fred Lee.

Condolences may be shared at tisdalelannmemorialfh.com.

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spent many years in guard with Jimmy he was the nicest person he knew my dad and he had a smile all the time God bless his sons

Bobby Lynn hicks Jun 6 2021 8:39 PM

We are so sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!🙏🏻

Shelly Bowen May 13 2021 9:42 PM

I only met Robert Earl once but he was sweet as he could be. Very welcoming. My condolences to the family and friends.

Leigh Ann Atkins May 11 2021 11:00 AM

He was a sweet class mate. RIP my friend.

Gayle Ballard Childers May 11 2021 10:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hawkins

Jerry & Marilyn West Umfress May 11 2021 1:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hawkins

Oneal & Linda Lochridge May 10 2021 6:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hawkins

Carroll White May 10 2021 5:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hawkins

Linda Clayton May 10 2021 2:04 PM

This earth lost a very nice person. Robert Earl was a blessing to my Daddy (Bert). He visited him frequently after his stroke and could always make him smile. My condolences.

Susan Hawkins Rideout May 10 2021 11:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hawkins

Fred and Andrea Lee May 10 2021 12:30 AM

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