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William Adkins Obituary

1933 - 2003
William F. "Bill" Adkins, of Huntington, passed away peacefully at home Monday, June 2, 2003. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Gordon Rutherford officiating, burial immediately following at Bowen Cemetery. Full military graveside honors will be conducted by VFW 9738. He was born June 28, 1933 in Cabell County WV, the son of the late F.M. Adkins and Vera Bowen Adkins. Also, preceding him in death a sister Emma A Dunn and one nephew David Miller. Bill was a graduate of Barboursville High School class of 1951, a member of Olive Baptist Church, a former Huntington Police Officer, a member of Old Centurian, a Veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean War, a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 16, and VFW 1064, Cabell County Voiture 40 & 8. He was Sales manager of R.F. Steiner & Company for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Ardella McClellan Adkins, two sons Terry Lee Adkins and wife Jackie of Apple Grove, WV., and Tony Franklin Adkins at home, two grandsons that were very special in his life Joshua and Hunter Adkins, two sisters Cynthia M. Adkins of Huntington, and Erma L. Miller of Stone Mountain, Ga., and special nieces, nephews and cousins. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions to Hospice of Huntington. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Beard Mortuary. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.beardfuneralhome.com.
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Published online on 6/3/2003.