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Tex D. Hawkins

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STILLWATER - Tex D. Hawkins, 71, of Stillwater, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home.

Born in Newark and raised in East Orange, Mr. Hawkins was a resident of Stillwater since 1970. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Hawkins retired in 2007 from Yellow Freight Trucking in Elizabeth after 24 years of service; he was the owner and operator of Concrete Critters. He enjoyed working on muscle cars and also liked painting.

Mr. Hawkins was predeceased by his wife, Carine E. Hawkins, on April 30, 2008. He is survived by his two sons, Tex L. Hawkins of Augusta and Paul Hawkins of Fredon; his daughter, Kimberly Schwarz, of Stillwater; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Sharyn Kardos of Mountainside and Lori Ashley of Stillwater.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Newton Medical Center Foundation, 175 High St., Newton, NJ 07860. Please earmark donation for the Sparta Cancer Center.

Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 20, 2014
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