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Wilbur Foster Hawkins Sr

September 5, 1923 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 94)

Wilbur Foster Hawkins, Sr., 94, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He was born on September 5, 1923, to the late Wilbert F. and Rosa Kirkland Hawkins of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Preceded in death by his wife Almeda, son Isaac and grandson Douglas “Clayton” Hall. He leaves to rejoice in his home going his faithful and loving family, daughters, Aleda Douglass, Debra Hawkins and son, Wilbur Hawkins, Jr., a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great – grandchild, other family and friends. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018, the body may be viewed from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 1601 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. 

Friday, February 2, 2018, the family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at Mount Olive Baptist Church.  Reverend Harold Middlebrook officiating and Reverend Jesse L. Williams, eulogist.  Interment will follow at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Highway, where military honors and white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the service.  Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or

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