William “Bill” Hawkins, born October 12, 1926, in Cabot, Arkansas, passed away on April 11, 2009 at the age of 82. Bill was predeceased by his parents: William and Pearl (Finley) Hawkins. Bill was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge. Bill is survived by his wife: Rita E. Hawkins; four sisters: Mary Quattlebaum, Ruby McIntire, Murrill Hilton, Pearl Palmer; children: William (Marilyn) Hawkins; Connie (John) Phillips; Lowetaann (Tim) Reid, Vena Harris, Shyla (David) Larman, Ernest Clement, Toby (Wendie) Clement, Kelly (Greg) Carson; Angela (Mike) Hawk. Bill has 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, AZ 85218. Memorials in lieu of flowers.