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Willis Ely Hawkins

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Willis was born on July 2, 1928 and passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Willis was a resident of Tennessee at the time of passing.

Bill attended Roanoke Rapids High School where he was class President, an Eagle Scout, starting center fielder on the baseball team and was named best all-around student in the senior class.

Upon graduation in 1946, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps to take advantage of the GI Bill so he could afford a college education.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 - 1:15 at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 pm with interment to follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Holston Conference Foundation for contribution to the Ann and Bill Hawkins Endowed Fund for the benefit of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church at PO Box 900, Alcoa, TN 37701-0900.