Douglas E. Hawkins, 78, of War, a giant of a man, passed away peacefully Monday, May 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 14, 1938 in Castlewood, Va. to the late Ruby Lee Hall Hawkins. He was a retired electrician and foreman for Consol Coal Company. He was involved in his community, especially activities for children.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a sister Arwood Fletcher; two brothers John D. Hawkins and Dillard E. Hawkins; and a granddaughter, Sami Dane Brown.
Doug is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patty Lu Cordisco Hawkins of War; two daughters, Paige Beam and husband Ron, and Beth Stutso all of Bristol, TN; one son , Pete Douglas Hawkins of War; 4 grandchildren, Peyton and Patrick Beam of Bristol, TN, Kaleb Hawkins of War, and Sofia Stutso of Bristol; and a great grandchild Piper Beam Fleenor of Bristol; two sisters, Linda Furman of NC and Dixie Hawkins of FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church in War with Father John Duhaime officiating.
Friends may call at the church Friday from 6-8 p.m. with Rosary at 8 p.m.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Published on  May 4, 2017