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11/16/12 — Jack Hawkersmith

Jack Hawkersmith, former Tullahoma business leader has died. Louis Jackson (Jack) Hawkersmith died Wednesday, November 14th, at Harton Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Winchester, Tennessee, September 3rd, 1934, and moved to Tullahoma with his parents, Bill and Christine R. Hawkersmith.

The family established Rollins and Levan Furniture Store in Tullahoma where Jack worked his entire adult life. He became co-owner upon the death of his father. Jack graduated from Tullahoma High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He was known for his ready smile and his kindness to his customers. Jack was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed Tullahoma High School and UT Vols Football. He took great pleasure in watching his children and grandchildren play sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.H. Hawkersmith and Christine Rollins Hawkersmith.

He is survived by his former wife, Jewel B. Hawkersmith; two sons, Richard Louis (Dawn) Hawkersmith, Rodney Douglas (Glenda) Hawkersmith; grandchildren, Jordan Hawkersmith, Justin Hawkersmith, Brandon Hawkersmith, Audrey Hawkersmith, and Chase Hawkersmith; two sisters, Joanne (John) Roberson, and Betty (Roy) LeCroy; nephews, Russ Roberson, Mitch Roberson, Nate Roberson, Mike LeCroy, Matt LeCroy, and niece, Lisa LeCroy Grady. During his extended illness, he was cared for by Jewel B. Hawkersmith, their children, grandchildren, and the caring people at The LifeCare Center of Tullahoma.

Visitation for Mr. Hawkersmith will be held on Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 11:00am-1:00pm with a graveside service following at 2:00pm at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Bro. David Wall officiating.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.