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James L. Hawkins

June 17, 1953 — March 30, 2022

James "Jim" Hawkins, age 68, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Ottawa, Kansas.

Jim was born on June 17, 1953, the son of Mary Ruth Combs Hawkins and Arnold Hawkins.

He grew to adulthood in the Mapleton/Blue Mound area. As a young adult, Jim became involved with Tri-Ko and attained independent living status for the remainder of his life, spending most of his adulthood in the city of Garnett, Kansas.

Although impaired, Jim was always looking for work; washing windows, mowing lawns, scooping snow, or any work that he could find.

Jim immensely enjoyed his association with the residents of Garnett, and was affectionately known around town as "Bicycle Jim", as he rode his bicycle everywhere, and at times, even to Ottawa and back.

Jim is survived by his sisters, Ruth Gilsdorf, Mary Tilden, Jo Ann Mayfield, Emily Campbell, Rose Keeney, and Lisa Henson; and by his brother, Grover Mayfield.

Jim was a good man who dealt with his impairment as best he could. His friendly smile will be missed by his multitude of Garnett Friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to ARC Thrift Shop and left in care of the funeral home. You may send condolences to the family at
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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 8, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Friday, April 8, 2022

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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