OBITUARY

Elmer Bill M. Adkins

May 1, 1936August 29, 2011

Elmer M. “Bill” Adkins, age 75, of Bean Station, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center. He was a member of Adriel Baptist Church and the owner and operator of Adkins Gulf in Bean Station. He was a retired machine shop instructor from TN Technology Center at Morristown. He also served in the United States Army and United States Air Force as an Airman and Jet Engine Specialist. He has touched many lives of family and friends and will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Adkins; son, Johnny Adkins; parents, J C and Mabel Adkins; and brothers, Dale, Guy, and Dewayne Adkins. He is survived by his son, Larry Adkins; daughters, Linda and Karen Adkins; grandchildren, Christy Adkins, Ashley (T J) McKinney, Austin (Megan) Adkins, Zachary Adkins; great-grandchildren, Devon and Kaelyn McKinney; brother, Terry (Wanda) Adkins; sister, Dona (Michael) Newman; and special friend, Helen Stubblefield. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Collins officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home on Friday morning at 12:45 p.m. to go in procession to Hamblen Memory Gardens for the graveside service. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening prior to the services. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown, Tennessee.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • Committal Service Friday, September 2, 2011
REMEMBERING

Elmer Bill M. Adkins

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Ashley McKinney

September 4, 2011

My papaw was the greatest man that ever walked this earth. He treated me just like I was one of his children. He taught me all the things a dad teaches his child. I love him and miss him so much. My heart will not be complete without him here. He fought so hard to survive this accident but God had other plans for him. He was very special to me and will always be. There will not be a day that goes by that he will not cross my mind. I miss him and mamaw so much. Life is hard to resume. I know I will be with them one day but it seems too long.

September 1, 2011

No words could ever express the hearfelt sympathy I feel for all of you during this sad time. Bill was a good man who worked hard, loved his family & friends. He was a loving brother to Guy and there was never a time when I saw him he didn't tell me how much he missed Guy, especially his smile & laughter. He was truly a good brother and brother-in-law. I pray you find comfort in the memories you hold in you heart and they bring healing & peace to all of you. Stay close & love each other.

Judy Adkins

Gena Cook

September 1, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Bill fought for 5 weeks but the Lord called him home to end his suffering and to be with HIM. That in itself is the only comfort I can offer my cousins, he is in the presence of the LORD! I hold you all in my heart and prayers. Uncle Bill will be forever missed, and forever loved. love your cousin, gena

August 31, 2011

I want to thank my nephew and nieces for the love and care that you have shown to my brother throughout your lives with him, but especially during these past 5 weeks. I was so much hoping that one day I could share with him all the love and care you had given to him since his accident. But I know Jesus had better plans for him.

I want all of you to know that he was truly a "big brother" to me, someone that I knew loved me and that I always looked up to and loved him in return so dearly.

Without a doubt, I know that he loved his wife and children dearly and you were first and foremost in his life. He was a very special person, not only for you guys, but to everyone that he met on his journey througout his life.

Live your lives for the Lord, just as he did, so that someday you will meet him again along with your mom and be with Jesus Christ in heaven!
I love all of you so much!!

Aunt Dona

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