OBITUARY

Ralph Jennings Adkins

September 28, 1944June 5, 2012

Ralph J. Adkins, 67, of Spotsylvania County lost his courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, with his family by his side at Kindred Hospital in Richmond, VA.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia Adkins, son Ralph Adkins II and his wife Debora Adkins of Chesterfield, VA and their children Ralph III, Jennifer, Ashley, Andrew, Brandon, Jordynn, McKenzie; daughter Debra Tellier and her husband David Tellier and their children Amber and Ryan of Partlow, VA; daughter Angela Collins and her husband Billy Collins and their children BJ and Tiffany of Ruther Glen, VA; and daughter Cynthia Shipe and her husband Curtis Shipe and their son Blake; sister Rita Plumley and husband Fred Plumley of Hinton, WV; brother Estelle Adkins of Hinton, WV; brother Lloyd Adkins and wife Betty Adkins of Hinton, WV; 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ralph is proceeded in death by his father John Adkins; his mother Hattie Adkins; his brothers John Adkins Jr., Calvin Adkins and Curtis Adkins; his sisters Donnie Berry and Janelle Whitten.

Ralph enjoyed going to watch his grandchildren compete in sports. He was an avid fan of WVU football, Baltimore Orioles, and Washington Nationals. The family would like to give a heartfelt "Thank You" to the doctors and nurses at Kindred Hospital for the great support and their wonderful care of our beloved husband, father, brother and granddad.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 9 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel 1621 Jefferson Davis Hwy. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 1 PM. Interment is private.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2012
REMEMBERING

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Ashley Tyler

June 9, 2012

Pawpaw, thank you so much for always being there for me as I was growing up. I remember how good of a man you were. I remember coming home from school and telling you about my report card and you would tell me what a good job I did. You and grandma were always there for me and I am forever grateful. You will be missed and always thought of. I love you.

Ashley Tyler

June 9, 2012

Pawpaw, thank you so much for being there for me as I was growing up. I remember how good of a man you were. I can remember coming home from school and telling you about my report card and you would tell me how proud you were. You and grandma were always there for me and I am forever grateful. You will be missed and always thought of. I love you.

David Raines

June 9, 2012

he seemed like a awesome man,sorry for your loss.

Debbie Tellier

June 8, 2012

Oh Dad, where to begin? I know you are now in Heaven no longer suffering. Thank you so much for the laughs you gave me, Mom, Ralph, Cindy and Angie two days before you passing. You showed us how much of a fighter you are and how much you loved all of us in you final days. Thank you for being a wonderful Dad. I will miss you every day and think of you too. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU!!

Cindy Shipe

June 8, 2012

Dad, in your final days you taught me the real meaning of courage, strength and determination. I'm proud of the fight you had in you. I'm more proud of the love you had for each one of us and you made sure we knew it too. I love you Dad and I'm going to miss you dearly.

Andrea Tinsley

June 8, 2012

I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.

Monica Lacks

June 8, 2012

I was deeply saddened to learn of your Father's death and I would like to express to you my sincere sadness and sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.

joanna roberson

June 8, 2012

B.J. - I am so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. Remember all the special memories and know how very special you were to him. You are in my thoughts - Love, Mrs. JoAnna

Donna Wiseman

June 8, 2012

We are so sorry about Ralph. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and will be in the coming weeks and months. May God bless you with His comfort and strength. Sending our love. Sonny & Donna Wiseman

JC Moore

June 7, 2012

There aren't words to say how sorry I am at the loss of Ralph. I will miss him and pray that time will ease your sorrow.