James Marshall Hawkins
August 3, 1924
October 28, 2010
1941-42 Huntington High School - West Virginia (High School)
1942-43 University of Tennessee (College)
1945-46 University of Tennessee (College)
1946-47 University of Tennessee (College)
1947-48 University of Tennessee (College)
1948-49 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1949-50 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
Born to Howard and Mary Ann Hawkins in Huntington, West Virginia. He attended Tennessee on a football scholarship, also playing basketball and tennis. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War 2, and then after graduating, played professional basketball for a couple seasons.
Returning to Huntington, he owned and operated Hawkins Tie and Lumber Company for many years.
He married Sara Ann Sammons in 1946 and they had two sons and a daughter.