Services: Private services will be held at a later date.
John Edward Hawks, 79, died Sunday, May 6, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He was born May 14, 1938 in Dresden, Tenn.
John liked to stay busy. Retiring from the petroleum business, John was not one to enjoy the silence of retirement. He was skilled in many different activities. John enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Buford and Effie Mae Hawks, and 13 siblings.
Survivors include four daughters, Ladon Hawks Roberts and her husband, David Roberts, Amy Hawks-Martin, L. Marie Hawks-Seay and Dawn Ellen Hawks-Duncan; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five siblings.
Arrangements are under directions of Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar, Mo.