Robert (Bob) Adkins(1949 - 2013)

In Loving Memory of Robert (Bob) Adkins 1949 - 2013 Bob was born in Kentucky on September 6, 1949. He passed away of cancer on August 9, 2013 in Las Vegas. Bob started early along with his brother Dennis on a long musical career in country music. He was a bass player, singer, front man and band leader with many groups. In the mid 70s in Indiana he met up with players with the Haggard band. With help from Merle he moved to Ridgecrest, CA to work at J.D.'s Club. Later moving on to Bakersfield playing at Tex Barrel House, Trout's and various other places. After a few years he went to Vegas to perform at the Silver Dollar and others. Later on he dealt cards at the Golden Nugget until his illness. I never found anyone who he didn't like and they liked him too. He knew more pickers, celebrities, and fans of country music than anyone I've ever known. He will be missed by all his friends forever.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 21, 2013