James K. "Jim" Hawkins

Born: Wed., Mar. 31, 1937
Died: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Location: Oblong Cemetery

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James Keith “Jim”Hawkins, 79, of Flora, IL formerly of Oblong, IL. passed away on Saturday February 4, 2017 at his residence in Flora, IL.

Jim was born in Oblong, IL on March 31, 1937 to Roe Hawkins and Marjorie (Wood) Hawkins.

Jim worked for the Ohio Oil Company in Robinson, IL and for the Railroad in Chicago, IL early in his working career. Jim retired in 1992 after working for the City of Flora for 27 years. Jim was a member of the Oblong High School class of 1955. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.

Jim is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Douglas J. “Doug” and Cindy Hawkins, Oblong, IL; Two daughters and son-in-law; Jamie and Andy McReynolds, Willow Hill, IL and Michelle Hawkins, Flora, IL; Step-children Kim and Kevin VanDyke, Louisville, IL and Scott and Susan Daugherty of Salem, IL. Jim is also survived six grandchildren; Melissa and Macky Collins, Robinson, IL, Amanda and Chris Fox, Hanover, PA, Ross McReynolds, Nashville, TN, Tess McReynolds, Willow Hill, IL, Addison Eade, Flora, IL and Rylan Eade, Flora, IL; eight step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren along with many special friends from Grandma’s Kitchen of Flora, IL.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert W. Hawkins.

Public graveside service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday February 10, 2017 at the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL. There will be No Visitation.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Rita etscheid
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
So sorry , Michelle, to hear about your dad. 🙏

Gretchen Woomer
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
So sorry Michelle. Love you and miss you. Gretchen.

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