Kenneth R. "Chub" Wadkins (1946 - 2017)

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Kenneth R. "Chub" Wadkins, 71, of Alma, passed away on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at his home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka, with the Rev. Doug Romine officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery in Patoka. Visitation will be held from from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and one hour before services on Friday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: Pratt Cemetery or Patoka Fire Department. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Wadkins was born on March 27, 1946, in Fayette County, the son of Forrest and Mary Elvena (Fiscus) Wadkins. He married Sherry Thompson on Aug. 17, 1969.
Mr. Wadkins was a member of the Mt. Vernon Sportsman Club. He served his community well as a volunteer firefighter for the Patoka Fire District. Chub was also a member of the board of the city of Patoka. He attended Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem. Chub truly loved the outdoors. He found much enjoyment watching his garden grow, especially his roses. He liked to attend tractor pulls and delighted in the thought of gold mining. Chub was a fan of music and liked to listen to George Strait. Chub will be remembered for the love he gave to his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sherry; daughters, to whom he was a devoted father, Lori Hays and husband Marty of Salem, and Dana Wadkins and significant other Calvin Lawson of Centralia; cherished granddaughter, Lauren K. Hays; dear granddog, Ruby; valued sister, Donna Caudle and husband Howard of Decatur; appreciated sisters-in-law, Cleo Wadkins of Patoka, Carolyn Wadkins of Patoka; and treasured friends, Earl Shipley of Patoka, Dean Rench of Nokomis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janice Niepoetter; brothers, Dean Wadkins and Charles Wadkins; and a nephew, Joe Wadkins.
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Sandoval, IL 62882
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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 26 to Oct. 4, 2017
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