James “Jim” Sherman Hawkins, March 2, 1948~August 14, 2017

Hawkins_edited-1James “Jim” Sherman Hawkins, 69, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Fayetteville.  He was born March 2, 1948 in Fayetteville to J.N. and Bonnie Lollar Hawkins.

Jim passed away from complications from cancer surgery.

He was employed by Tune Concrete for 25 years; was President of Basic Block Group for 10 years; on the Board of Pagnozzi Charities; he was President of the Fayetteville Country Club (2 different terms); from 1979-1980 he was ER at the Elks Lodge; a member of the Homebuilders Association; President of the Sherman Lollar Little League and Babe Ruth League; Jim was President of the American Legion for NWA Baseball; and an Army veteran during the Vietnam Era.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.N. Hawkins and a brother, Michael Wayne Hawkins.

Jim is survived by his wife, Carol Jenkins Hawkins of the home; his mother, Bonnie Hawkins; a son, Jay Hawkins of Fayetteville; a daughter, Lindsey Hawkins of Hindsville; and a grandson, Robert (Bobby) Hawkins of Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 P.M. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pagnozzi Charities, 100 E. Poplar, Ste. A, Fayetteville, AR. 72703.

A Celebration of Life will be at the Fayetteville/Springdale Elks Lodge from 4 P.M. to ? Saturday, August 19, 2017.


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    Jonny and Carol Waddle » 15. Aug, 2017

    There was nobody like Jim – a true friend who would do anything for you. We will miss him terribly and think of him often, especially during baseball season! Our heartfelt sympathies to Carol, Bonnie, Jay and Lindsey.

    Janice Ferguson » 15. Aug, 2017

    Carol and family- so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. It is hard to lose a spouse as I know, but at least I had time to prepare. Jim was a great friend to Terrel and I and we had many great times after those baseball games. Love to you and the kids and your grandson, Bobby.

    David and Cathy Horne » 15. Aug, 2017

    Hawk….. what can you say about that special man. He was such a good friend. Always there to help anyone in need. The most kind hearted person. Will miss him at the ball park! He will be greatly missed by everyone. Dear Carol, sending our thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Love, David and Cathy

    Makii Atha Watson » 15. Aug, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a great guy and a friend to everyone. We will all miss him.

    Daryl and Ginger Hickman » 15. Aug, 2017

    Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your loss of Jim. He was one of the good guys. Please accept our condolences.

    Name » 15. Aug, 2017

    I am sorry to hear about Mr Jim. He will be missed.
    I got to know him when he came to the clinic with his mom but he was so helpful in my time of loss of my father. He told me a story of being a kid at the gas station and helping my dad change the oil in a car.
    Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any help. Your family will be in my prayers.
    Vickie Hopkins

    Beff Rst » 15. Aug, 2017

    Carol, Jay, Lindsey, Bonnie and Bobby,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man a d a wonderful friend to so many. My heart hurts for each of you. Let your self cry and grieve and take time to mourn tour loss I am praying for you.

    Beff Kay Ray

    Tim Smith » 15. Aug, 2017

    So very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. What a great guy who did so much for so many, especially the youth of Fayetteville. Jim always had a smile on his face, and loved his family and friends with all he had. Carol, Jay and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to call. RIP Jim Hawkins. You will be missed by many, including me.

    Shari & Joe Mains » 16. Aug, 2017

    Carol & Family sorry for your loss we will all surly miss
    Jim ,his jokes and ability to make us smile always and the
    loving care he had for all he came into contact
    With .. our Heartfelt Love,Thoughts &
    Prayers go out to you and Family ..
    Joe & Shari Mains

    Greg squirrel » 16. Aug, 2017

    Had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Hawkins when my nephew played American legion baseball he was a good honest guy who always had the best interest of the players in mind

    Mike Valdez » 16. Aug, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hawkins family. I got to know Jim thru Jennifer Thurman Nixon and her father Larry Nixon, He was a very kind and caring man who seemed to enjoy life. Jim was a very well liked and respected man by those that knew him. We will definitely miss seeing him at the little league ballpark grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for everyone. His generosity was appreciated and will be missed.

    ANGELA FAULKNER » 16. Aug, 2017

    We will always remember Jim for his friendship that he had with every-one
    Always joking and laughing making your day brighter . Jim is the person that
    got me into baseball and helped me get the job I have now, miss you my friend,
    Your in my thoughts and prayers Carol, Bonnie, Jay, Lindsey & Bobby

    Greg & Barbara Reed » 16. Aug, 2017

    We are so shocked and sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We will alway remember the good times we had with Jim and Carol, the Scotch Foursome, Razorback baseball game and get together with friends. Jim will be missed by many of us, his friendship was special.

    Dyan Brannon » 16. Aug, 2017

    Carol, such sad news. Love and prayers to you, Lindsay and Jay. My heart goes out to all

    Dyan Brannon » 16. Aug, 2017

    Oh Carol, such sad news. My heart goes out to you, Lindsay, and Jay. You are all in my prayers

    Liz Schlegel Smith » 16. Aug, 2017

    Carol, I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. He was a great guy, and you made such a wonderful couple. My prayers are with you and your family.

    David J. Lipsmeyer » 16. Aug, 2017

    The whole community of NWA has lost a great friend. I have been honored to serve with Jim on the Board of Pagnozzi Charities. He has done so much for the foundation and was a driving force in getting it to where it is today.
    The events will never be the same without him around. My condolences to Carol and your family.
    RIP Hawk!

    Name » 16. Aug, 2017

    Terry and June Bellora
    Carol, we are so sorry to hear of Jims
    Passing. Can’t even come close to
    Describing all the memories we’ve shared
    With your family. What great times we had
    Baseball parks, golf, pool, lake, cookouts!
    Could go on and on. Jim was so very kind,
    Funny and a good, good friend. He’ll be
    Missed-even though we moved away, we’ll
    Never forget our friendship.
    Much love to you, Bonnie, Jay, Lindsay and

    Name » 16. Aug, 2017

    Sorry for the loss of a great friend. Jim did so much for the youth. He will be missed. Carol prayers for you and family . LaJoyce Heflin Duncan

    Bobby Ferrell » 16. Aug, 2017

    Jim and I have known each other since we were kids. I remember going to the farm with Jim and riding around in the Jeep with his dad and friends. We fished together, played cards together, both came back from the Military about the same time. I believe the quality of the great times we had together is immeasurable. Carol and family I know you feel great sorrow as we all do but let good memories oushine the grief.

    Cheryl Hughes » 17. Aug, 2017

    Carol, and all your family, I am so saddened by your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Margaret (Mrs. Austin) Smith » 17. Aug, 2017

    Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of your loss.

    vernon tarver » 17. Aug, 2017

    I am sadden by Hawk’s death. He was a good man that did wonderful work
    for youth of Fayetteville. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Vernon

    Mary Jo & Bill Schneider » 17. Aug, 2017

    Dear Carol & family,

    Jimmy was invariably friendly, a good neighbor, and great story teller. Please accept our sympathy at this difficult time. So many will miss his smile and good humor.

    Jim Hawkins » 17. Aug, 2017

    Çarol, so sorry to hear àbout Jim, I am truly heartbroken for you and your family..Jim was one of those rare people who could brighten up a room just by walking in..Sorry I can’t be there for you…love you…Corky Chappell

    Carl Chappell, & Dorise » 17. Aug, 2017

    Çarol, so sorry to hear àbout Jim, I am truly heartbroken for you and your family..Jim was one of those rare people who could brighten up a room just by walking in..Sorry I can’t be there for you…love you…Corky Chappell

    Carl Chappell, & Dorise » 17. Aug, 2017

    Bonnie, you Carol and family are in our prayers. We are heartbroken…luv U..Corky

    Duane Matthews » 17. Aug, 2017

    Jim was a friend for many years, would come by work to visit, and sent me humorous emails that I enjoyed for a long time. He and his grandson Bobby were inseparable, and I admired him for mentoring and loving that young man. We were born one week apart. He was a good man who will be missed, I will miss him. Duane

    Joey & Lisa Rodman » 17. Aug, 2017

    Carol, Joey, Jorden and I are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man and will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Butch Robertson » 17. Aug, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great man and I considered him a great friend. Please accept my sincere condolences. He will be missed.

    TOM LEWIS » 18. Aug, 2017

    Carol and family,
    I just heard about Jim and would have been there if I had know earlier. Jim was one of a kind. He had that personality that drew you in and made you laugh at everything. There should be more Jim Hawkins in this world. I considered him a friend and truly enjoyed the times I got to spend with The Hawk. To you and the family, my heartfelt condolences.