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James (Jim, Jimmy) Hawkins

James (Jim, Jimmy) Hawkins passed away on Sept 13 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport KY with family at his side. Jim was born on January 9th, 1941 in Cloverport, KY to the late Layman L. Hawkins and Mary Daisy Hawkins.

He graduated from Lewisport High School in 1959. Jim was an active member at the Lewisport Baptist church. He worked with the youth and went on many mission trips with them as well as two mission trips to Haiti. He taught Sunday school for many years and served on many committees. Jim also volunteered at the Wendell Foster Center for many years.

He was a member of the Hancock Co Gideons for 20 years, as well as a former member of the Masons. Jim also received his certification for becoming a KY Colonel.

Jim always had a strong work ethic beginning with his first job on the farm of Mr & Mrs George Allard.  He was an orderly at Daviess Co Hospital, as well as Hillcrest Nursing Home. Jim worked at Green River Steele for 18 1/2 years. He then started J & J mowing service and JMC Pallet Co. He was also a weekend farmer raising tobacco and strawberries.

Jim was a world traveler and a former member of the Western KY Friendship Force. Jim and Sue enjoyed traveling to all the US states and Canada. They enjoyed traveling Internationally as well.

Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brothers Richard Daymond, Charles Ray and Robert David Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years Sue Hawkins. Seven children, Laurie Ward, Suzanne (Gary) Lamar, James (Chris) Hawkins, Susan (Chad) White, Kathy (Ed) Getgasorn, Mary (Steve) Alexander, and Jennifer (Jeremy) Williamson

Fourteen Grandchildren Karah (Brian), Adam (Keeley), Justin (Jessica), Jonathan (Katie), Micah (Bryan), Sarai (Gar), Zach ( Kelsey), Nate, Cody (Willow), Audry (Caitlin), Luke (Emily), Danielle (Jacob), Chloe, and Daymond.

9 Great-Grandchildren Avari, Paisyn, Michael, Joanna, Adalynn, Connor, Cecilia, Elian, and Lennox.
3 brothers, Harvey Hawkins, Layman Hawkins II and Joseph Hawkins.
A host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was a larger than life presence in any room. The most important things to him were his faith, family, and fellowship. His humor and outgoing personality will be remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Lewisport Baptist Church.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Jim’s family will be greeting friends on Saturday from 10 am until service time at Lewisport Baptist Church.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Lewisport Chapel has been entrusted with care.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisport Baptist Church or Gideon’s; envelopes will be available at the church.  Share your memories and condolences with Jim’s family at

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  1. Chad White on September 22, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Jim was my father in law. Great man who I had alot of respect for. He was a steelworker for years down there at Green River steel. Then he started his own business J&J pallets and mowing. This is when he gained my respect the most. He was mowing at WR Grace/Daramic one of those two anyway they went on strike and Jim refused to mow for them. That RIGHT THERE IS A TRUE UNION BROTHER. There were alot of other things I respected him for. He was a family man and a devout Christian that set an example for all of the young men in his family to follow. I’m lucky for the time I had with Jim and I know I’ll see him again someday. Peace and love.

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