Mr. Harlan Perry Adkins, age 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Summers Landing at Limestone.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel with interment to follow at South Bend UMC Cemetery. The Rev. David Lewis, the Rev. Mike Borchert and the Rev. Richard Long will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the funeral home.
Mr. Adkins was born on Dec. 24, 1923, in White County and was the son of the late Luther Lee Adkins and Lena Ann (Herrin) Adkins. He served in the United States Army
during World War II
. Mr. Adkins was a member of South Bend United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman and a master boat mechanic. He was a carpenter by trade and retired from Carroll Daniel Construction Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Luther (Buddy) Adkins, Cliff Adkins, Phil Adkins; sisters, Inez Howard and Edna Nalley; and his only son, Douglas Perry Adkins.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bonnie (Garrett) Adkins of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Richard Robinson of Gainesville, Barbara and John Westad of Lake George, Minn., Linda and Jimmy Mayfield, and Tina and Mark Williamson, all of Gainesville; daughter-in-law and husband, Gloria and Jimmy Tatum of Gainesville; brother, Richard (Dick) Adkins; sister, Nola Wofford, both of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Cullie Adkins Minish of Gainesville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033, or Agape Hospice Care, 5825 Glenridge Drive, Building 4, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328, in memory of Harlan Adkins.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200. Online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, North Riverside Chapel, Gainesville