Keegan Atley Adkins

February 5, 2005June 25, 2011

Keegan Atley Adkins, 6, of Louisville passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Kosair Children's Hospital. He loved school and to play soccer, golf, swim and draw. He was extremely creative and was a real animal lover. He definitely was all boy.

Keegan liked to travel with his Mom and work along side her volunteering for the public safety organization Supporting Heroes Inc., in support of his Dad's fire, police and EMS families.

Preceding him in death was his brother, USMC Sgt. Cory Allen Adkins in 2008.

Cherishing his life and memory are his parents, Scott Allen and Shannon Leann Matthews Adkins; brothers, Jacob Adkins, Samuel and Seth Linville; grandparents, Harold and Pat Adkins, Larry and Dorothy Barry, Carolyn Sue and Roger Meadows and Steve Matthews; niece, Lucy Michelle Bragg and many aunts, uncles and his enormous public safety family. Also, his friends and the staff at Farmer Elementary.

Keegan's Life Celebration will be on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Ninth & O Baptist Church, 4401 Breckenridge Lane, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. till service time at the church.

Keegan gave the ultimate gift of life by donating his organs to help save others.

Contributions may take the form of donations made to the family in lieu of flowers.


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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October 10, 2011

My deepest condolences go out to you, I have a son the same age. I pray for you and your family. Just think of him with his brother watching over you all, God bless you and your family.


October 4, 2011

To Jake,
I hope you are staying strong we miss you, and we are praying for you every day. God loves you and be safe...

Heidi Weihe

July 11, 2011

Keegan was my son, Blake's "little Buddy" at School. Blake would read to Keegan~ We are truely sorry for your loss. Blake's heart is Broken. He will be at the Farmer Memorial for Keegan.

Amy Lou Streible

July 11, 2011

Praying for the peace that passes all understanding. Keegan brings to mind the word "Hero" to me. With much love and respect for all you do, Shannon and Scott, that blesses an entire community. Let me know how we may help. ~ Amy Streible, Destiny Connections of the Okolona Business and Professional Association of Louisville, KY

July 5, 2011

Jesus has another little angel in the palm of His hand...many thoughts and prayers to the family and friends at this difficult time...

Another Mom Who's Lost A Child

July 4, 2011

To Keegan's Family,
Our prayers go out to you and your family. You have two Special Guardians to watch over your beautiful family.
And to all the parents who have lost a child, May God Bless you all!

Mary Cruikshank

July 3, 2011

Shannon and Scott, You have my prayers and all of the love in my heart. Just know that I am here and always have been.

Linda Smith

July 2, 2011

I enjoyed all the times we had at TPI together. If you ever need me, just let me know and I'll be there for you in anyway I can.

Vonda Harris

June 30, 2011

When one family has sorrow, we all have sorrow. When I saw the picture on the news, all I could see is LOVE. GOD WILL give you strenght when you think that you can't go on. My prayers are with you.

Wendy Jacob and family

June 30, 2011

Shannon, Scott and Adkins family, The awesome outpouring of love is a true testimony of how much Keegan is loved! We know there will be sad moments but God is good in the midst of a storm. You all can have comfort in knowing that other children will be blessed by your generosity of sharing Keegan forever. We love you and are praying for your strength.