Dr. Charles Ernest Hawkins was born July 25, 1933, in Cochran, Ga. to Minor and Amanda (Shedd) Hawkins. A veteran, he was retired from the United States Navy.
Charles married Jacqueline Margaret Barrington on Sept. 21, 1956, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He received his BS in accounting and MS in business administration from Memphis State University and his PhD in business from the University of Nebraska. He was a professor of Accounting at Northwest Missouri State University and retired in 1993. A member of the Community of Christ Church in Maryville, he was also a volunteer for many groups.
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