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Chris Wayne Hawkins Sr.

Rev. Chris Wayne Hawkins Sr., 64, of Christian Home, Fla., passed away on Aug. 17, 2020 in Pensacola, Fla.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1955 in Shawnee, Okla.

to the late D. Wayne and Norma James Hawkins.  He served four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Lexington.

He has been in the ministry for over 40 years, pastoring many churches since 1980.

For the past 11 years, he has been the pastor of Byrneville United Methodist Church while employed as a registered nurse with Santa Rosa Medical Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, D. Wayne and Norma Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Vaughn Hawkins of the Christian Home community; his two sons, Chris W. (Jaime) Hawkins Jr. of Davisville, Fla. and David A. (Savannah) Hawkins of Verbena; brother, Ted (Laura) Hawkins; sister, Vivian Love of Oklahoma; and his grandchildren, Taylor, Kara, Kailey, Brayden, Luke and Julie.

Funeral service was held on Aug. 22, 2020 at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1400 East Nashville Ave, Atmore, AL 36502 with Bro. Glenn Vaughn officiating.

Interment followed in The Vaughn Family Cemetery, 19755 Vaughn Road, Seminole, AL 36574.

Active pallbearers were Dave Bashore, Joe Johnson, Bill Weaver, Josh Lee, Glenn Goetter and Tim Hawsey.

Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.