Gerald Eldon Hawkins, 61, of Dalton, Ga., died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerstal and Grace Hawkins; and a brother, Randall Hawkins.
He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hawkins of the residence; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Ernie Burgess of Dalton and Mary and Jeff Young of Tunnel Hill; sisters and brother-in-law, Charlene Lane of Knoxville, Christine Trotter of Cleveland and Sue and Joe Partin of Winchester, Tn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil Hawkins of Old Fort, Leland and Barbara Hawkins of Forsyth, Ga. and Gene Keith of Cleveland; four grandchildren, Rachael Burgess, Kristal Lofty, Alex Hawkins and Megan Vick; four great- grandchildren, Jett Haynes, Bradyn Lofty, Maddox Lofty and Kinley Lofty; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Friday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Darey Kittle and Rev. Bill Walker officiating.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 31 from 5-9 p.m. at the Julian Peeples Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.