|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2004|
RAVENSWOOD - James Moroni "Red" Adkins, 91, of Ravenswood, W.Va., died Jan. 24, 2004, at Ravenswood Village Health Care.
He was born Sept. 20, 1912, in Lincoln County, W.Va., a son of the late John M. Adkins and Florence Stowers Adkins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Blanch Wiblin Adkins, his father, his mother, five sisters, and two brothers.
He was a retired chemical engineer. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Ravenswood, where he was a deacon. He was a graduate of Duval High School in Griffithsville, W.Va., where he played in all sports. Once he played in a basketball tournament in Huntington, where he won a silver cup for being the most valuable player. He enjoyed playing music, and he could play almost any instrument. He loved to play the guitar and piano for his friends at the Ravenswood Village. He was a city policeman at Ronceverte, W.Va., in his late 30s. He worked at Armor Meat Co., Barium Reduction in South Charleston, JCo Lumber, and retired from the Department of Highways in Ripley. He was a friend to everyone and was once told he had ?a million-dollar personality.?
Survivors include a brother, Noble and his wife, Evelyn Adkins, of Ravenswood; stepdaughter, Norma Jean Cavender of Charleston; stepson, Larry Nelson of Charleston; one granddaughter; four grandsons; four great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood with Elder Seldon Angus and Elder Kenny Stowers officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Cemetery in Hamlin, W.Va., with a 2 p.m. graveside service.
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
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Record added: Jun 25, 2008
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