Chester F. Hawkins, 86, of Vilonia, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 13, 1922, in Phillipsburg, Mo., to the late Thomas and Rosie Hawkins.
Chester was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran of WWII and a former sheriff of Oregon County, Mo.
He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Ruth Marie Hawkins; twin brother, Lester Hawkins (Jean) of Belmont, Calif.; daughters, Melba McKeehan (John) and Kathryn Clark; son, Travis Hawkins (Deborah); five grandchildren, Daniel McKeehan (Mandy), Angela Williams (Blake), Misty Granade (Stephen), Courtney Hawkins and Crystal Chisholm (Eric); nine great-grandchildren; and a large extended family and friends.
Graveside services were held Dec. 13 at Cypress Valley Cemetery in Vilonia with Rev. Belinda Price officiating.
An online guestbook is available at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.