Obituary of Busby H. Hawkins
Busby H. Hawkins Jr, age 89, of Rome, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2022, at home.
Busby was born on May 25, 1933, in Sherrill Ark. the son of the late Busby H. Hawkins Sr and Mary E. Johnson Hawkins.
He was educated in Sherrill and Pine Bluﬀ Ark. schools and in 1951 he enlisted in the Air Force. He met the love of his life Ruby L. Ferguson while stationed in Youngstown Oh. and they were united in marriage on October 28, 1956. This union resulted in six children. They enjoyed 47+ years together until her passing in 2005. He honorably served in the military for 23 years until his retirement in 1974. He worked at Rome Cable Corporation for ten years and then attended MVCC where he received a certificate for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
He is survived by daughters: Rhonda S. Hawkins (Jersey City, NJ), Rochelle D. Hawkins (Turtle Creek, Pa.), and Renee L. Hawkins (Middletown, NY). Sons: Busby A. (Lori) Hawkins, Brian K. (Jacqueline) Hawkins, and Bradford W. Hawkins, all of Rome, NY; Grandchildren; Nicole Putrello, Krystal Hawkins, and Brandon Hawkins, and 4 great grandchildren; Sisters: Bernice
O. (Hawkins) Grant, Hillside NJ, and Jeraldine (Jerline) T. Hawkins, Pine Bluﬀ, Ark. Brothers: Clifton Hawkins, Upper Marlboro, MD, and Darnell F. Hawkins, Chicago IL.
He was predeceased by sisters: Inez E. (Hawkins) Dunn, Esther L. (Hawkins) Hall, Florice P. (Hawkins) Ficklin, Barbara A. (Hawkins) Hillman, and brothers: Earl J, Leonard A, and Vernon L,
Funeral services are private. There are no calling hours.
The arrangements are by Nunn and Harper Funeral Home Inc, 418 N. George St. Rome NY, 13440
You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.