Michael Wayne Hawkins Sr., 69, of Poplar Bluff entered into Heaven July 22, 2017 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Hawkins was born June 28, 1948 in Okmulgee, OK, to the late Spirl Hawkins and Marjorie (Smith) Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins retired from the United States Army in 1986 to begin his pastoral ministry.  He was a minister from 1984 to 2007 when he retired.  He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  He enjoyed being with his grandkids, fishing, hunting and playing golf.

On July 30, 1970 he married Linda (Phegley) Hawkins in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  She survives.  Also surviving are children; Michael Hawkins Jr. (Amanda), Melissa Rose Hawkins; sisters: Beverly Hamm, Lois Harris and brother Butch Hawkins; Seven grandchildren: Christopher, Austin, and Sarah Hawkins, Wilson and Maranda Richey, Joseph and Jakob Hawkins.  One great-grandchild Caspian Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his parents Spirl and Marjorie Hawkins and one sister Geneva Hawkins.

Visitation will be at 5pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church 1813 Barron Rd. Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be at 10am Wednesday, July 26, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Patterson officiating.  Burial will be at Mo State Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO at NOON, with full military honors.

Family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund 1813 Barron Rd. Poplar Bluff, MO 63901