John Paul [Johnny] Hawks, 89 Bogata

johnnyhawksMr. John Paul Hawks, age 89 of Bogata died Saturday April 18 in Paris.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday April  28, at 2:00 pm in the Wood  Funeral Home in Bogata where  masonic rites under direction of  David  Rozell  and Rosalie Lodge # 527 AF and AM masonic lodge of Bogata.

His ashes will be interred at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo next to his wife, Maxine.

Mr. Hawks (Johnny or John Paul as some knew him) was born October 10, 1925 in Rugby Texas the son of Cluster and Hattie Ann Stephenson Hawks.  He was preceded in death by his first wife the former Lily Maxine Weems in April 1985. He owned and operated a restaurant in Amarillo for a number of years, belonged to Kiva Drum Corp in Amarillo and was a mason for over 50 years. He established Firehawk safety systems. He was an enthusiastic Trail Horse Rider and blazed many Trails.  Upon his retirement he moved to Bogata where he raised beautiful Fox Trotter   horses.

He is survived by three children Diann Hawks Grayson of Idalou, Texas, Stephen (Pete) Hawks of Tularosa New Mexico, now residing in Bogata and Mary Hawks Head of Amarillo, seven grandchildren:  Traci, Jimmy, Dana, Isaac, Stephanie, Michael and Loy as well as a number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

  1. Bill & Jackie Goetz says:

    Johnny was a good man. Learned a lot from him when we bought our horses from him. Went on trail rides with him. Wished we could have seen him again, since our last ride with him and Anna. I will miss the greeting on the phone when you called him. (Johnny Hawks here)

  2. Kathy Bogie says:

    I am sadden to hear of the loss of Johnny Hawks, he was his own man and I loved listening to him. We also went on trail rides (and he did love to put the miles in) when Johnny was heading them out from his place in Bogata, I think about those days often.
    His absence will be felt by many for many years to come.
    With deepest sympathy.
    The Bogie Family

  3. Paulette (Paula)Wise says:

    Dianne so sorry to hear about Uncle Johnny.He had a long life. It so hard to loose your parents. Many prayers coming your way.There is nothing anyone can say or do to make this circumstance easy.
    Love you cousin,
    May God Bless and cover you through this loss.
    Paula (Hitt) Wise

  4. Caroline Campbell says:

    Diann, your dad was my favorite uncle…..I am at a loss for words. May all your good memories be a gentle reminder of days gone by. Love to you and your family.


  5. betty claxton says:

    sorry for your precious loss. we did have chance to talk. like johnny told me, nothing could take our fun times away.especially meeting our friend who managed a bank performed in Mc Kinney and comming to ft worth with his friend. My sister liked johnny. three yers ago feb 1st she had a sever stroke and she is able to talk a little. No use og her hole right side. Bed fast. she is sooo miserble but takes life as delt her in stride. it is as if my body has been cut into and tossed away. my heart hurts so deep. I visited once but husband is a drunk and i dont feel safe. get to say a few words on phone seldom. Pete would u email me. i would like to talk to u if u will.

  6. betty claxton says:

    pardon frind managed a band.forgive misprint..

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