|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1924|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1992|
Rev. Dallas Carlton Adkins, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 20, in a Beckley hospital, following a short illness.
Born June 6, 1924, at Keyrock, he was the son of Ila B. Adkins of Pine Lodge, Beckley, and the late Oliver R. Adkins.
Rev. Adkins was a 40-year resident of Pierpoint, a member of the Beckley Conference of Freewill Baptist Church, where he pastored for 24 years. He also pastored Camp Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Ghent Freewill Baptist Church, Ury Freewill Baptist Church and Midway Freewill Baptist Church, Christiansburg, VA.
Rev. Adkins was a World War II Army veteran, chaplain and member of the Varney Cline American Legion Post No. 133 of Pineville and was second lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, serving as cadet leader teaching moral education.
He was a retired school bus driver in Wyoming County and was a member of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.
Rev. Adkins was also a retired miner from the Pocahontas Fuel Co. at Itmann.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William D. Adkins in 1972; an infant brother, Elwood Adkins; infant sister, Loretta Adkins; and grandson, John Vemon Adkins.
Other survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lea Chaffin Adkins; a daughter,Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Phillips of Salem, VA.; three sons, George Vernon and his wife, Dorothy Adkins, of Mullens; William Carlton and his wife, Wendy Adkins, of Graham, N.C.; and Bobby Ray and his wife, Michelle Adkins, of Dublin, VA.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2:p.m. Sunday at the Pierpoint Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles (Butch) Acord and raybon Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.
Mili8tary graveside rites will be conducted by the Varney Cline American Legion Post No. 133 of Pineville.
Pallbearers will be Jessie tolliver, Ernie Vance, Rickey and Tom Halsey, Bill Shelton and Chris Monroe.
(bio by: Gloria)
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Merendie Adkins
Record added: Sep 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11828520
Pastor/minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. Rest in peace.|
Added: Jun. 8, 2012
Hey Dad, Clutch went out in truck. Sure wish you were here to help me fix it. Everytime I try to work on the house I wish you were here to help me do whatever it is I am trying to do. You would have a blast with this house. Mom and Wendy says I am just li...(Read more)|
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