Ronald Mitchell Adkins

July 31, 1942September 7, 2021

Ronald Mitchell Adkins, 79, of Mabscott, WV passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, WV. He is reunited in Heaven with his loving wife, JoAnn Mae Adkins of 55 years.

Born on July 31, 1942, in Piney View, WV, he was the son of the late Ralph Mitchell Adkins and Ruth Brown Adkins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, JoAnn Mae Adkins; and his sister, Nancy Kyker.

He is survived by daughters, Rhonda McMurray, Melissa Scripter and husband, Donald, and Andrea Adkins; sibling, Donald Adkins (Retha), Diana Riley (Ernie), and Alice Hatcher (Alan); brother-in-law, Ray Kyker; grandchildren, Crystal Heath (Brandon), James Bolon (Jessica), JoAnn Palmer (Bobby), Mitchell Scripter (Alysse), Ashley West (Logan), Josh Sisk, and Caleb Sisk; and 11 great-grandchildren. Ronald was a member of the Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired coal miner and truck driver and he loved the outdoors.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor George Wood officiating. Burial will follow the service in Tower Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Honoring him as pallbearers will be his grandsons.

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    Saturday, September 11, 2021


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Tom Brown

September 10, 2021

Ronnie was my first cousin, and his loss is deeply painful. I have often said, "They don't make them like Ronnie anymore." If anyone needed help, Ronnie was there. He helped me. He helped my parents, my aunts, and all of his relatives. He helped his neighbors. He helped his coworkers. He was intelligent, skilled, and compassionate. He loved his children, his grandchildren, and their children. He loved all children.

My sincere condolences to Ronnie's brother, sisters, and in-laws. I know that they, like me, will miss him terribly.