OBITUARY

Charles C. Adkins

November 25, 1917February 2, 2013

Charles C. Adkins, 95, of Connersville, died Saturday morning, February 2, 2013, at Heritage House of Connersville.

Charles was a native of Pikeville, Kentucky, born November 26, 1916 to Hiram and Jane Gilispie Adkins. He was injured while deployed as a field lineman during WW II with the U.S. Army 303rd Infantry Regiment serving in the European African Middle Eastern Theater. On September 4, 1942, he was married to the former June A. Hammon who died February 1, 2008. Charles had been employed at Stant Manufacturing and worked for several years for Wayne Clark at Clark’s Flowers. In 1978, he retired from Design and Manufacturing. Charles had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1951 where he had served in many capacities, including deacon and trustee. He spent his life witnessing to others and sharing his faith. He was an ordained minister and in 1975 organized the local nursing home and jail ministries that continue today.

Charles is survived by his daughter: Bonnie Gillispie of Milton; six grandchildren: Becky Hymer, Mike Meyer, David Meyer, Sarah Russell, Stacy Faw, Tracy Faw; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife of 66 years, he was preceded in death by two daughters: Beverly Ann Adkins and Barbara Jean Meyer; six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Kim McHale of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Valley Grove Cemetery, Wayne County, with military honors provide by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Journey of Faith at Calvary Baptist Church. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Barbie Sterling

February 7, 2013

Bonnie,

I am so sorry for your loss, but happy for the home-going of your father. May the Lord comfort your heart with memories of your dad, but most of all, may you be comforted by God's Holy and perfect Word. Until we are all together again.......

Bonnie Gillispie

February 6, 2013

Thank you to all that have sent a message. I am very proud to have be his daughter. Dad was a great man of God and was not afraid to tell others of Jesus's love. He will be missed.

February 6, 2013

Bonnie, Sorry to read of your fathers passing. Stay strong, God bless.
Ron Wood

kathy Clark Thomas

February 6, 2013

Bonnie, I so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you. Kathy Clark Thomas

February 5, 2013

Bonnie and Family,
Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherry "Gobin" Kirschner

Grandview Pharmacy

February 5, 2013

Sarah, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Sharman Casey

February 5, 2013

Bonnie, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy Faw

February 5, 2013

Thanks Uncle Kenny,
Grandpa Charlie is with his daughters and the love of his life again; just as Grandpa Bill recently joined his daughter and the love of his life. Its been a long two months. But its comforting to know all my grandparents including Grandma and Grandpa Faw are together again. We now are the Grandparents setting examples for or children and grandchildren to continue on the legacy of our family.

Tracy Faw

February 4, 2013

Thanks Uncle Kenny,
Grandpa Charlie is with his daughters and the love of his life again; just as Grandpa Bill recently joined his daughter and the love of his life. It's been a long two months. But it's comforting to know all my grandparents including Grandma and Grandpa Faw are together again. We now are the Grandparents setting examples for or children and grandchildren to continue on the legacy of our family.

Kenny Eldridge

February 4, 2013

Bonnie & Family, I am so sorry for your Family Loss. He was a very good man and will be missed dearly.