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Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
Tuesday June 28th, 2022
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Wednesday June 29th, 2022

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John E Hawkins

John E. Hawkins, age 79, of Springdale, AR, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at his residence in War Eagle.

John was born on November 9, 1942 in Granite City, ILL, the son of the late Charles Hawkins and Gerene (Allen) Hawkins. John obtained his Master’s Degree in Engineering and worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Cooper Industries in Fayetteville for many years. On June 25, 1976 in Cahokia, IL, John married the love of his life, Jacquelyn Harmon and she preceded him in death on December 26, 2019.

John was a member of the VFW Post 3031 in Rogers, AR. He enjoyed all outdoors sports but especially hunting and fishing.

John is survived by his son, Charles D. Hawkins and wife Becca; a daughter Dawn R Wickizer and husband Matt; sisters, Terry Gray and Carol Allen and husband Lloyd; 2 grandchildren, Gabriel and Jackie; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son Timothy W. Hawkins.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale. A funeral service will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Burial will be in the Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, AR.

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Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. He was an amazing person and I was blessed to work for him as an engineering student. He was my first mentor and boss but working for him for two years he became family. After graduation I would still call him for advice and when my husband, the kids and I would return to Arkansas for visits we would always stop and see him. I feel blessed to have known him.

Anke Mortensen Jun 30 2022 12:12 AM

Sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a consistently challenging mentor while I worked with him at Cooper Power Systems.

Phil Ralston Jun 29 2022 11:20 PM