Adkins, Rev Mister Edward
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The Reverend Mister Edward T. Adkins died July 16, 2013 at the age of 95. Mr. Adkins was born in Medina New York on January 16th 1918. He graduated from Medina High School, Hobart College and Virginia Theological Seminary. Mr. Adkins began his service to the church in Kirkwood Missouri at Grace Episcopal Church. He then was called as Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Overland Missouri. In 1959 he became the Executive Secretary for Adult Education of the Episcopal Church with offices in New York City. In 1966 he joined Christ Church in Greenwich Connecticut as Director of Program, in 1973 he was called as Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mystic, Connecticut where he served for 10 years. After his retirement Mr. Adkins held several interim appointments in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is predeceased by his father William H. Adkins and mother Besse Adkins of Medina New York. He was married to Elizabeth (Snebold) Adkins for 66 years who died in August of 2011. A brother, Harry S. Adkins and Sister Margaret also predeceased him. Mr. Adkins is survived by two sons, Richard and Daughter in law Debra of Macon, Georgia Roger and Daughter in law Sara of East Fairfield Vermont; four grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Ezekiel, and Willow; and four Great granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday July 20 at St. Francis Episcopal Church Macon at 10 A.M., burial to be in Chesterfield Ma. at the families convenience. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pine Pointe Hospice.
Register online at www.hartsmort.com. Hart's Mortuary and Crematory at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.
Published in GreenwichTime on July 18, 2013