Evans John Adkins III, USNavy Ret
1949 - 2021
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Evans John Adkins, III, USNavy Ret
Smithville - Evans John Adkins, III, age 71 of Smithville, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence in Smithville, Texas. Evans was born November 28, 1949 in Dallas, Texas to Evans J. Adkins, Jr. and Frankye (Jolly) Adkins. He was 1969 graduate of R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. He graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon with a bachelor's degree in Biology. Evans was a career military man, serving 27 years in the US. Navy and retiring at the rank of Master Chief. He served in Vietnam and Iraq and was a proud member of the Navy Seabees. He enjoyed reading about history. He was also an avid wine collector and enjoyed taking care of his cattle. He has lived in Smithville for 9 years after living several years in Amarillo, Texas.
Funeral services for Evans J. Adkins, III will be held at 2:00pm, April 10, 2021 at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady with Reverend Regina Maas officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Live Oak Cemetery in Brady. Friends may view and/or sign Evans J. Adkins, III online memorial guest book at www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com. Everyone is requested to wear face masks coverings during all services.
Evans is survived by his daughter Justin Ann Adkins-Taylor and husband Robert of Smithville, Texas and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 7 to Apr. 15, 2021.
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April 12, 2021
Evans is my brother and good friend. I enjoyed his company and his mentorship. I served with him and respected him very much. I will miss you my brother from another mother. Had some good times. "Rest easy brother we have the watch". To his daughter and family , I am so very sorry for your loss.
David Benavides, USN ret
Served In Military Together
April 11, 2021
Rest in His loving hand. We have the Watch.
Alfred D. McMullen, Jr., LNC (SCW), USN/R (retired)
Alfred D. McMullen, Jr.
Friend
April 8, 2021
I served with the master Chief in Iraq And we completed some of most difficult missions always on time.He was a man of few words sometimes but he always made sure his men were taking care of I salute you Master Chief RIP.
Kevin Geegan
Served In Military Together
April 8, 2021
Correction from CM1 Poels: I said I worked with him in Habbaniya, that should have read, Haqlaniya. The cruise book of the 07 deployment has a couple of pictures I took of him on station. He was posing in front of an Abrahms in one of them. It was an honor to work with him.
To his family, My deepest sympathy.
CM1 Poels
Served In Military Together
April 8, 2021
I worked for him at the Habbaniya and Haditha COP. He was an incredible man to work for. He awarded me a NAM, and I am grateful for that. I worked with him again on a border wall project in Douglas, AZ, IN 2009. RIP, Master Chief.
CM1 Poels
April 8, 2021
He was a tough but fair leader. A good mentor and an excellent example to follow.
Paul Maya
Served In Military Together
April 8, 2021
Never knew the man. He was a husband, a father, a friend to so many! He is a Shipmate! He is a Master Chief! Alas he is a SeaBee! Fair Winds and Following Seas! Bravo Zulu on a life well lived.
David Garman
Served In Military Together
April 8, 2021
we will miss him! I was glad to have served with him in IRAQ in 07! Pale Rider will have a lasting impression on me! Safe sailing brother
Michael Crews
Served In Military Together
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