Harry (Tony) Hawkins passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 in Mansfield, TX.
Harry was born in Wills Point on January 2, 1937 to William Thomas and Gladys Lucille (Gibson) Hawkins.
He moved to the Dallas area with his parents and four siblings at a young age. He was blessed with a beautiful voice and over time was drawn to country music. He played in several bands at different venues. He could remember all the words to countless songs he sang over the years. You would always hear him playing and singing on his guitar or keyboard anytime you went by to see him. As a veteran of the Army himself, he enjoyed performing for the armed forces at different veteran affairs. Over the years he wrote and recorded several songs one of them being “Veterans of Foreign Wars”, which was written in honor of our Veterans.
Prior to his acting career he worked as a police officer at UTSW Medical Center. Fortunately for him his rugged good looks landed him several acting jobs. His favorite being that of a deputy on “Walker, Texas Ranger”. He loved talking to people and he always came home with interesting stories. He will be remembered for his sharp wit and great sense of humor.
In 1973 he married the love of his life Judy, and they shared 48 wonderful years together. At the ripe old age of 82, Harry received our Lord as his savior when Father Joe Lee baptized him into the Catholic Faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Dempsey Hawkins, sister Helen Jones, nephew Mark Hall, son-in-law Greg Clary, grandson Garrett Clary, grandson Tyler Timms, and granddaughter Randi Timms.
He is survived by his wife Judy, sons, Steve Hawkins and wife Barbara, Terry Hawkins, Keith Hawkins and wife Cindy, Kevin Hawkins, daughter Sheilah De La Garza and husband Gerard, stepdaughters Tammy Clary, Holly O’Neal and husband Montie, Tina Paris and husband Bobby, stepson Nick Timms; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Roland Hawkins and wife Connie, sister Aliene Bledsaw; a host of nieces and nephews and a special family friend Gary Davis