Friday, July 25, 2014

Walter Bennett Adkins

Funeral services for Walter Bennett Adkins, 69, were held at Reed’s Chapel in Decaturville on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 with Wayne Holmes and Glen “Peanut” Scott officiating. Burial followed at Lone Chestnut Cemetery. Military Honors were held at the gravesite.

Mr. Adkins, 69, of Decaturville, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Decatur County General Hospital. 

He was a retired truck driver and a US Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Walker) Adkins of Decaturville; three daughters, Donna (Lee) Hullen and Kathy (Mike) Wood of Lexington and Shanna (Mark) Cox of Bells; and a son, Glyn (Andrea) Adkins of Decaturville.

Walter is also survived by three sisters, Linda (Billy) Cooper of Counts, and Irene (Robert) Stanley and Linda Adams of GA; six brothers, Bennett Earl (Betty) Adkins of Lexington, Larry (Donna) Adkins and Terry Paul Adkins of Scotts Hill, Ray (Sherry) Ellis, Daniel (Wynalee) Manning and Nelson Manning, all of GA; a brother-in-law, Mike Vise of Scotts Hill; 13 grandchildren, Justin Flowers, Jessica Wood, Charlie Wood, Anthony Coleman, Colton Brasher, Roger Adkins, Niki Burton, Joshua Hullen, Blaine Adkins, Brentney Burton, Kylie Thomas, Kindal Thomas and Carlee Cox; five great-grandchildren, Kody Coleman, Liam Brasher, Gunner Coleman, Walker Robinson and Paxton Wood; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and step-parents, Clarence and Helen Adkins and Silver and Margaret Manning; a son, Brent Austin; and siblings, Leola Smith, Juanita Vise, Louise Mills and Imogene Blackstock.