William ‘Marlin’ Hawkins 83, of Oklahoma City

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On Friday, June 21, 2019, William “Marlin” Hawkins, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 83. Marlin was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Dill City to James and Lula (Prescott) Hawkins.

Marlin married the love of his life, Patsy (Peddy) Hawkins on Aug. 27, 1960, in Lubbock, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in accounting, from Texas Tech in Lubbock. Marlin worked at Mobil Oil in Dallas, Texas, Midland, Texas, and Hobbs, N.M. From there he worked in Pampa, Texas, for Cabot Oil and Gas.

At this time he became an ordained minister. Then he moved to work at the Glorietta Conference Center in Glorietta, N.M. He was called to work as the administrator of education at The First Baptist Church in Duncan. Then he moved to Oklahoma City, where he became the chief financial officer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, for which he worked for more than 25 years.

Marlin never met a stranger, he would seek out visitors at church and welcome them with open arms. He always had a contagious smile that can brighten anyone’s day. He loved his family and would do anything for them. Many people would remark how they enjoyed his sermon called “Plowing Out The Corners.” Marlin was an honorable courageous Christian who had a kind and caring heart.

Marlin was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lula, and two sons, Mike and Stacy. He is survived y his wife Patsy; brother James Klee and his wife Ruth; nephews Brad and Grant; daughter-inlaw Patricia; grandchildren Quitnon, Morgan, James Jr., and Bethany; and great-grandchildresn Alyana and Gunner.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Memory Care, Baptist Village Communities of OK, 3800 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.