James Hawkins Obituary, Death – James Ray Hawkins, a famous Waco businessman and philanthropist who hosted several community and social events at their Hawkesdene estate near Lake Waco with his wife Nell, died after a protracted illness. Hawkins was 86 years old when he died on November 22, according to family members. At two o’clock in the afternoon, a memorial ceremony will be held. This will take place in Waco’s First Baptist Church on Tuesday. After that, there will be a reception. Jim Hawkins and Nell Hawkins.

The man born in the Bowie County village of De Kalb had a significant impact on the area that would eventually become his hometown of Waco. He established J-Hawk in this city, which specialized in acquiring and rehabilitating problematic assets (usually defaulting real estate holdings) and operating or flipping them for a profit. According to his friends, Hawkins enjoyed doing business and had the “Midas touch.”

“I don’t have enough time, and you don’t have enough ink to characterize Jim Hawkins,” said Bland Cromwell, an industrial and commercial real estate specialist who frequently sat across from Hawkins at the bargaining table. “I don’t have enough time to describe Jim Hawkins, and you don’t have enough ink,” Bland Cromwell stated. He was one of the first people I worked with when I initially started in the industry 46 years ago, and we worked on several transactions together.

He was one of the brightest people I had the pleasure of knowing. I’m aware that this is an overused phrase… However, he had a significant impact on the financial well-being of many others. He was anxious to share what he had learned with others. He taught me a lot as a young broker, not just about business but also about life and how to relate with others. May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen.