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Obituary
Sidney Wilton Hawkins
November 24, 1921 - April 03, 2018
Born in Georgetown, FL
Resided in Person County, NC
Visitation
Saturday April 07, 2018, 3-4 PM
Westwood Baptist Church
970 Leasburg Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
 
Service
Saturday April 07, 2018, 4 PM
Church Service
Westwood Baptist Church
970 Leasburg Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
Sidney Wilton Hawkins, 96, of Roxboro, was born of November 24, 1921 and died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 seven months from his 97th birthday. He was born in Georgetown, Florida. Preceded in death was his mother, Florida Varn Hawkins Bennett and father, Sid Hawkins.

Balloons and colorful decorations filled a large room at the Roxboro Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, November 29, 2017, as family and friends came together to mark the 96th birthday of Sidney Hawkins, a decorated World War II veteran, who fought in some of the fiercest battles of the war, including the Battle of Luzon in the Philippines and Guadalcanal. He received the Purple Heart after he was shot on Luzon in 1945, and still carries shrapnel from the bullet in his leg. Among other medals he received were three battle stars, the Bronze Star, the World War II victory medal, and American Theater Campaign Medal.

Surviving are his daughter, Donna Gurtner (Earl) and son, Pat Hawkins; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one great-great grandson due in 9 weeks.

A memorial service will be held 4 PM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Westwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Hodges officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (3-4 PM).