OBITUARY

Mr. Douglas Adkins

March 23, 1942October 25, 2011

On October 25, 2011, Douglas McArthur Adkins, 69, beloved father of Dodie Hertzog and her husband Robert, Rebecca Ditmore and her fiancé Mark Sagosz; dear grandfather of Stephen Schott, Jake Hertzog, Jenna Hertzog and Alyson Ditmore; dear brother of Audra Thompson, Dorothy Owens, Inez Pennington and the late Polly Deal all from Huntington, West Virginia; and James Adkins of Plant City, FL and Virgil Adkins also of Huntington, West Virginia and survived by his cherished friend Deborah Rezek. Family and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 West MacPhail Road (at Rte 24) on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. Services and interment to take place in Huntington, West Virginia.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 27, 2011
REMEMBERING

Mr. Douglas Adkins

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January 1, 2012

I regret I missed Doug's funeral. In the early 1960,s Doug and I traveled many miles and several states together as wrestling partners. We lost track of each other over the years. I am sure Doug will be missed by all. He was a very good friend!

Dodie - would you please contact me at 740-423-1537 when you have time. Leave your number if I am not home. Thanks.

Earl "Lee" Burgess

Bev Francis

December 1, 2011

Dodie and Rebecca,
I'm so sorry that I just heard of your father's passing. My heart will always hold a special fondness for Doug. Because of him, both of you have touched my life in numerous ways and I'm thankful for that. Tho, he could be a bit stubborn at times -), your Dad would do anything for anyone-he had a heart of gold, a kindness that is rare. May your sweet memories and love comfort you in the weeks and months ahead. Love, Bev

Van Brinegar

November 9, 2011

In deepest sympathy, may your heart find healing in cherished memories. I have been a friend of Dougs since the late 1970s. From the very start of his career at APG, we were a team both and off the job. His knowledge of repairs and replacement of marine equipment plus numerous other areas impressed me. We were able to share our love of country music. I will never forget many of our conversations. May God Bless Doug.

Kelly Fulp, PT

November 9, 2011

My condolences for the loss of Doug. He was someone I will remember for brightening up our physical therapy office with his subtle wit and quiet humor. He was one of the hardest working individuals I have come across, determined to get better and never questioning when I pushed him to do more. He always spoke with pride of his family, and of his contentment with his home on the water. His smiling photo graces our wall and will keep him fondly in my memory.

John Hooper

November 3, 2011

Dodie,

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. Please know that Doug had a special place in the hearts of our family and will be truly missed. The memories over the years are too many to count, and the value of his friendship to my father immeasurable.

October 28, 2011

To Rebecca and family may God keep you in the palm of his hands. May his spirit live on inside of you. Terry McIntyre

shannon rezek

October 27, 2011

Doug was truly one of a kind...that man did things for me he never had to do and always raised my spirits when I was down...I will never forget him and will always remember the smile he put on my face...
Shannon Rezek

Ed Martin

October 27, 2011

I worked with Doug for the better part of thirty years. He was always there when time was short and things had to be done. Deep down, Doug was a kind and helpful person - he just did not want you to know it. His family should be proud of his contributions. I will always remember Doug and am glad I knew him. God bless and comfort his family in this time of their need.

Kim Bearsch Bennett

October 26, 2011

Dodie;
I am so sorry to hear about Doug. My mom had called me to tell me. We had so much fun growing up with you and your dad at Trojan Harbor Yacht Club. They are some of my fondest memories!

Bob Brooks

October 26, 2011

So sorry to lean about Doug. He was always a kind and helpful neighbor. Bob Brooks (220A)