Gaffney - James O. Dawkins Jr. (Jamie) age 79 answered the Master’s Call and departed his earthy body on a Monday, July 15,2019 at The Blueridge Brookview House, 510 Thompson Street, Gaffney, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Mr. James Dawkins, Sr. and Mrs. Ola Allen Dawkins. He was a native of Cherokee County and a 1959 graduate of Granard High School. He was a retired employee of The Timken Company after 28 years of service.
Jamie was a lifelong faithful and devoted member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as Church Clerk, President of the Senior Usher Board and Master Chef of the Kitchen Committee. He was a source of love, encouragement and inspiration to his family and friends and always left an lasting impression on everyone he met.
James was preceded in death by his parents: James Dawkins, Sr. and Ola Allen Dawkins, his sister; Thelma Watkins, and niece Toni Watkins.
He leaves to cherish memories: his brothers; Henry Dawkins (Mary Jane), Leroy Dawkins (Shirley), Robert Dawkins (Earlene), Ulysses Dawkins (Brenda), Calvin Dawkins (Ann) all of Gaffney, South Carolina, Roosevelt Dawkins (Elizabeth) of Stone Mountain, Georgia, two nieces reared in the home as his daughters, Janet Hemphill and Matilda Watkins of Gaffney, South Carolina and a host of other relatives and friends.