Will A. "Billy" Hawkins

Born in Springfield, Tennessee on March 25, 1933

Departed on January 3, 2018 and resided in Cedar Hill, Tennessee

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Will Allen “Billy” Hawkins, age 84 of Springfield passed away on January 3, 2018 surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 25, 1933 in Cedar Hill, Tennessee to the late Edgar Eurell and Mildred Olivia Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins was a paratrooper for the United States Army, a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church, he worked for Seco for nine years in Goodlettsville before starting to work in 1965 for the City of Springfield Water and Sewer Department. He retired from the City in 1999 after working for 33 ½ years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hawkins is preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Jason Hawkins.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years Carol Hawkins, children, Deborah (Steve) Perry, Kenneth (Barbara) Hawkins and Jane (Tom) Simpson; grandchildren, Randall (Misty) Perry, Catherine Hawkins and Kendra Hawkins and great-grandson, Alan Perry.

A Life Celebration will be held at Cedar Hill Baptist Church on January 13, 2018 at 11am with Brother Eric Taylor and Brother Bobby Swift officiating with special friends, Billy Matthews, Ralph Hollingsworth, Jerry Harris, Cedar Hill Baptist Church and Bobby Couts.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jo Byrns Athletic Program, American Diabetes Association, NorthCrest Hospice, Parkinson’s Association of America or Leukemia Association.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, Tennessee 37172 www.springfieldfh.com 615-384-5437.

10 Comments to Mr. Will A. "Billy" Hawkins

  1. Dr. Ken Cherry
    January 5, 2018 5:58 pm

    Billy it was pleasure to have known such a fine gentleman as yourself. Rest In Peace

  2. Lisa Cummins
    January 5, 2018 8:19 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His arms around all of you during this time.

  3. Pat Adams
    January 5, 2018 8:32 pm

    I cannot believe we will be out of town that weekend. But Mr. “Spanky” will understand. Love and prayers to all of y’all.

  4. Jon Briggs
    January 5, 2018 9:12 pm

    A great friend and Godly man, love and prayers my friends

  5. Tommy and Wanda Mason
    January 5, 2018 9:28 pm

    Remembering such a Great guy for over 50 years. We remember his basketball officiating and how we admired him.. He was always such a gentleman of honor and strong love and desire for his family and to do his best. We pray for his dear family and acknowledge him as a good and godly man that will be missed.

  6. Nancy W Lewis
    January 6, 2018 3:03 am

    Deborah and Carol, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God will give you comfort. 💕🤗

  7. Aubrey & Faye Ellis
    January 6, 2018 11:18 am

    Aubrey said he remembered him officiating in football…we know he loved the school sports and was always involved. Our hearts go out to Deborah, Jane and Carol. Prayers during this difficult time.

  8. Kay Davidson Woods
    January 7, 2018 9:17 am

    My love to each of you. Praying that the. Lord will comfort you in the time ahead and fill that loneliness and emptiness with His love. God bless you and know we will all be together soon in a far better place. Bill was a sweet and dear friend.

  9. MarySue Clauson
    January 7, 2018 2:26 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. You and the family will be in my prayers. I know God will be with you as you go through this time of grief.

  10. James knight
    January 14, 2018 6:32 am

    I was told as a kid not to speak Ill of anyone who had passed away and wasn’t here to confront their accuser,

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