|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1931|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2002|
Billy Ray Adkins, son of Jack and Grace Henson Adkins, was born February 8, 1931, in Carrollton, Missouri. He departed this life Friday, July 5, 2002, in Breech Regional Medical Center, in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of seventy-one years, four months, and twenty-seven days.
On January 14, 1982, he was united in marriage to Peggy Fielder Leighty, and together they shared the last twenty years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and Jerry Lee Wiggins.
Billy is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home; four daughters, Rhonda Rowland, and her husband, Glen, of Lebanon, Missouri, Sheila Acosta, and her husband, Eddie, of St. Robert, Missouri, Susan Adkins, of Carrollton, Missouri, and Brenda, of the State of North Carolina; three sons, Danny Ray Adkins, of Raytown, Missouri, Tony Adkins, of the State of North Carolina, and Richie Brawner, of Eldridge, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harold Adkins, of Norborne, Missouri, and Ervin Wiggins, of George West, Texas; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
He was born and raised in the Carrollton, Missouri community. He entered the military as a young man, and served his country faithfully in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He made his home in Carrollton for most of his adult years and worked as a building contractor. He later moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area and then to Lebanon, continuing his work as a contractor.
Billy had made his profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lebanon.
He also was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He loved his work and always liked building and making things. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Services will be held Monday, July 8, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., in the Mt. Rose Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Rose Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience for viewing and signing of the book.
Peggy Faye Adkins (1947 - 2009)*
Mount Rose Memorial Park
Plot: C-H 202-2
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Jan 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23907115