He was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Cheyenne to Nannie Rudella (Cook) Hawkins and Jack Milton Hawkins.
He married Vera (Wilks) Hawkins in Hobart on Oct. 20, 1934. She preceded him in death.
“Spud” was a cowboy and grew up in the Kiowa County area and graduated from Consolidated 8 Schools in 1933. He and his wife farmed in the Durham and Strong City areas before moving to Higgins, Texas where he “cowboyed” on the Tyson Ranch. He and Boone Tyson were also in the horse business, raising and showing Appaloosas. In 1970, they showed the Reserve National Champion Stallion. He also “cowboyed” at the Smith Ranch near Higgins. He moved to Elmer in 1987 and worked with the Wayne Winsett cattle operation until his health declined. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid roper. He was a member of the Elmer First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Jerry Hawkins and wife Glenda of Clarendon, Texas and Jack Hawkins and wife Ann of Cameron, Texas; one daughter, Gwen Cochran and husband Wendell of Edmond; two sister-in-laws, Willie Wilks of Snyder and Olive Robinette of Santee, Calif.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services wer eheld today at the Elmer Methodist Church in Elmer with Milton Gage and Joe Longley officiating. Burial was to follow at Mountain Park Cemetery under the direction of People’s Cooperative Funeral Home.