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JB Hawkins

John Boyd Hawkins, "JB," of Pima, entered into life eternal Sunday evening, November 7, 2021, at his residence with his family surrounding him. He was 84.

JB was born on August 1, 1937, to Boyd L Hawkins and Louise Ballard. He was the oldest of 5 children and grew up on the family farm in Ashurst. JB graduated high school in Fort Thomas. He worked for and retired from Arizona Department of Transportation. Retirement for JB meant that he was able to spend his time doing what he really loved which was farming; planting, harvesting, tractor driving and cattle. Spending time with family and friends outdoors hunting, fishing, and gardening are some of the things he enjoyed most.

As a young adult, JB lived in Safford where he met his wife to be Linda (Dodge) Hawkins. They were married August 8, 1961, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They moved to Pima in 1964 and have lived there ever since.

He is survived by: his wife, Linda; his two sons, Jay Rex (LaDawn) and Cory; his daughter, Leslie Colvin (Clint); four grandchildren, DeDra Jacobson (George), Kayle Brinkerhoff (Jorisen), Ashlyn Whitmire (Preston) and Declen Colvin; five great-grandsons Holden, Dane, Nixon, Quade and Rex; and his sister, Doris Sim, of Sierra Vista.

Funeral services for JB will be conducted Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley," by President Mark Beus of the Pima Stake. Concluding services will follow in the Eden Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, November 20, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

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He was always warm and friendly. We'll miss him.

Mark and Jerri Ann Peterson Dec 8 2021 7:55 PM

Linda and family, my sincere condolences to you in the loss of a great husband, father, granddad and great grandpa and friend! He will be solely missed by many friends. May the Lord wrap his arms around you at this time and bless you with peace and understanding.. Love to all, Judy

Judy Kieffer Nov 20 2021 12:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JB Hawkins

Von and Alice Hancock Nov 19 2021 9:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of JB Hawkins

Carla Self Nov 18 2021 10:25 AM

God Speed J B...

Judy Phegley Nov 17 2021 7:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of JB Hawkins

Kent and Deanna Hancock Nov 17 2021 11:43 AM

Sending my love to your family. I am thankful for my memories of JB and Linda and all their many hours of love and service.

Marie Carragher Caldwell Nov 14 2021 12:53 PM

Linda, I'm so sorry. I pray the Lord's comfort for you.

Suzi Nov 13 2021 1:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of JB Hawkins

Lynn Osman Nov 13 2021 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JB Hawkins

Terri Moore Nov 12 2021 10:49 PM

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