William ‘Bill’ Paul Dawkins
William “Bill” Paul Dawkins, 79, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 25, 2017. He was born on March 5, 1938, in Dunn Center, N.D., to William Paul Dawkins Sr. and Naomi Grace Boe Dawkins.
He served in the United States Army. He was vice president of American Thai Chamber of Commerce in 1980; on the board of directors for International School of Bangkok; sales director for Firestone Tire & Rubber Company Thailand 1973 to 1981; commercial attaché for American Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, from 1985 to 1990; and Royal Bangkok Sports Club from 1985 to 2002. He moved to Bella Vista in 2002 from Bangkok. He was a member of St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dianne A. Dawkins; and brother, Barry L. Dawkins.
Survivors include one son, Daniel C. Dawkins of Bella Vista; one daughter, Deborah Ann Barnes and husband Stephan of Springdale, Ark.; and four grandchildren, David Dawkins, Stephan W. Barnes, Justin W. Barnes and Sydney Elizabeth Barnes.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2017, at St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church in Bella Vista.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5434 W. Walsh Lane, #100, Rogers, AR 72758
Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista.
Online condolences may be made to www.funeralmation.com