|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1926|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2010|
GERALD ADKINS - ERWIN
Gerald Adkins, age 84, of 114 Division St., Erwin, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Adkins was a native of Yancey County, N.C., but had lived in Unicoi County since 1948. He was a son of the late Burnie and Lyda Adkins.
He had worked as a lumber grader with Vestel Lumber Co. for several years and was owner and operator of the former Adkins Drive-In Restaurant.
Mr. Adkins was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in Central Europe.
He was a Freewill Baptist. He enjoyed hunting and fishing over the years and was a fan of NASCAR.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Gerald Shelton; a brother, Burnie Adkins Jr.; a brother-in-law, Ward Wilson; a sister-in-law, Lorene Adkins; and sons-in-law, Terry Hensley and Jack Willis.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Hazel Byrd Adkins; daughters, Madalyn Foster and husband, Pierson, Geraldine Hensley and Donna Willis, all of Erwin; brothers, Max Adkins and wife, Janice, Steve Adkins and wife, Judy, and Willis Adkins, all of Erwin; sisters, Joanna Wilson, Genevieve Yates and husband, Ken, and Gwanda Runion, all of Erwin, and Bernice Miller and husband, Farrell, Burnsville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Faye Adkins of Erwin; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Adkins were held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Les Honeycutt officiated. Music was provided by Inez Chandler. Nephews served as pallbearers.
Committal services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at Evergreen Cemetery. Military honors were rendered.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home was in charge.
Burnie Adkins (1901 - 1981)
Lyda Adkins Adkins (1905 - 1997)
Madalyn Maude Adkins Foster (1949 - 2013)*
Gerald Adkins (1926 - 2010)
Bernie Adkins (1928 - 2006)*
Created by: Judy
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51436871
Added: Apr. 21, 2010
Added: Apr. 21, 2010