Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

March 25, 2014

Virgil Glenn Adkins 1927-2014

KENOVA — Virgil Glenn Adkins, 86, of Kenova, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.

He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Huntington, to the late Delbert and Gladys Gifford Adkins. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Slayton and Iris Basenback.

Virgil was a member of Kenova United Methodist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He worked at GATX, National Mine Service Co. and Calgon Carbon, Catlettsburg Plant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in 1945 and 1946. He enjoyed playing golf and was skilled in woodworking and gardening; tomatoes and cucumbers were his favorite handouts. What he was well-known for was being a loving neighbor, co-worker and family man. Many called him friend.

The family that will dearly miss him are his wife of 61 years, Ella Mae Shannon Adkins; his son, Randy Adkins and wife Rhonda of Beckley; his dearly loved grandchildren, Matt Adkins and wife Jessica of Huntington, Erin Collins and husband Josh of Kenova and Sean Adkins, also of Huntington; his great-granddogs; and his loving siblings, sisters Rose Barbour of Lexington, Ky., and Annise Berry of Chesapeake, Ohio, and brothers Delbert Lee Adkins and wife Joy of Sevierville, Tenn., and Sam Adkins and wife Louise of Kenova. Virgil’s many nieces and nephews have also known his love and care.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kenova United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Richards leading worship. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memory Gardens.

Friends may call after noon Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the church.  

Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is in charge of arrangements.

The family’s deep gratitude goes to Peggy, Jan and Doris for their love and care for Virgil while he was at home; a special thanks is offered to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House and staff for their love and care during his final days.

Gifts in Virgil’s memory may be sent to the Kenova United Methodist Church Building Fund, 513 15th St., Kenova, WV 25530 or the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
SEC Zone