Milburn C. Dawkins, 88, of Exeter died on Dec. 6 in Exeter. He was a Senior Psychiatric Tech I. He was born on Jan. 5, 1916 to Clarence and Sultana Dawkins of Meeker, Okla.

Known as “Fuzzy” to many that knew him, he was an honest, hardworking, caring individual who cared greatly for his family. He fought and served in the United States Marine Corp for five and one half years in the Pacific Islands during World War II. He later met and married his devoted wife of 56 years, the former Hermie Lillian Kubicek of Prague, Okla. They moved to California where he worked as a psychiatric technician and licensed nurse at Porterville State Hospital for 25 years.

Milburn will best be remembered for his love of gardening and could most often be found out planting or enjoying a good book in his favorite chair. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sultana (Black) Dawkins of Oklahoma; three brothers, Escoe Dawkins, Chester Dawkins and Clifford Jake Dawkins, all of Oklahoma.

He is survived by his son, Phillip Dawkins of Exeter; two daughters, Carol Silvas and Terri Pearson, both of Exeter; four grandchildren, Shannon Smith of Fresno; Felix Andrew Ramirez of Exeter, Kayla Pearson and Audrey Pearson, also of Exeter; one sister, Zealand Hayden of Midwest City, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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