William Dawkins

William "Bill" Paul Dawkins passed away on Saturday, April 5th. He was born on July 25, 1934 in Houston Texas. He graduated from Rice University with a BA, BS, a Naval Commission and an MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD from the University of Illinois.
He was a Civil Engineering Professor at the University of Texas and Oklahoma State University where he retired Professor Emeritus. He was also a consultant for the Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, MS.
Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years Lannie Price Dawkins, daughter Laurie and husband Richard Long; son William Price Dawkins and wife Nicole; grandchildren Rachel and Jessica Irwin and William and Mitchell Dawkins.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 25th in the Chapel of St. Luke's Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer at 2:00 pm.
The family suggests that donations be made to Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center,
Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (00A-00X) - Donation, 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030 indicate Fisher House (GPF 9031) or the .

Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 24, 2014