Guest Book for William Thomas "Tom" Hawkins

Provided by Pulliam Funeral Homes, PC

Posted by: Fred and Phyllis Herschelman
Sun February 02, 2020
To Tom and Gerry's kids,

We are so sorry to hear of Tom's death. Tom and Gerry were an important part of our lives in Springfield. Their home was so welcoming at so many dinners and activities of the church. Tom with his quiet smile and Gerry with her gifts for every occasion and food, so much food.  
Please accept our condolences. We will be in Nashville Saturday at our Great granddaughters birthday. So will be unable to attend the services.
Fred and Phyllis


Posted by: Annette Kramer
Wed February 05, 2020
When my husband and I moved to Springfield, Tom was the first one to reach out to me and invite me to church.  My grandmother, Bernice Hamilton, had a wonderful relationship with Tom.  They watched out for each other, especially after Tom’s first wife passed away.  After they moved from Olney, Tom and Gerry would visit my grandmother when they were back in town and Gerry always had a little gift for her (that won’t surprise anyone who knew Gerry).   I am sorry to hear of Tom’s passing but we all can take comfort in knowing that he lived a good life and he made a difference in my life, and many others also.  Thank you, Tom.

Posted by: Arthur and Cecilia Cornell
Fri February 07, 2020
Cecilia and I are very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing.  Tom was a great friend and a great elder and servant of the Lord at Peoria Road (later Lakeside) church of Christ.  Tom was my shepherd.  Some elders are managers and some elders are teachers.  Tom was a shepherd.  He protected us from anything that he saw as error.  He watched out for us and he tended to us.  When someone was sick, Tom and Gerry were there.  When someone needed something, Tom and Gerry were there.  It’s hard to think of Tom alone.  It was almost always Tom and Gerry.  For years, Tom and Gerry bought 5 season tickets for front-row seats to the local summer community theatre.  They bought 5 so that they could take people from the congregation.  Tom saw that we needed to move the congregation and had a great personal hand in successfully moving us to a larger, better built facility in a better location.  He watched over us and served all of us. I will always remember that and always appreciate his love and concern for all of us at the congregation.
Tom and Gerry were especially kind to my son David.  They had him in their home.  Tom loved him deeply.  Tom wrote David a very special personal letter when he went away to college urging him to be faithful to the Lord.  I will always cherish his care and concern for my son.  
We are sorry to hear of his passing, but know he is with the Lord.  May that comfort all of us.