William "Bill" C. Adkins

September 22, 1935March 18, 2018
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William "Bill" Adkins, 82, of Hurricane, passed away March 18, 2018, at Emogene Dolin Hospice House, Huntington.

He was born September 22, 1935, in Spurlockville, to John and Blanche Adkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Craig S. Mullins; brothers, John B. Adkins, Clyde Douglas Adkins and Charles D. Adkins; and sisters, Nadine M. White and Joyce Ramey.

Bill was a 1953 graduate of Hamlin High School and was a 1984 graduate of W.Va. State College. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 26-plus years and retired in May, 1981. He then worked for Power Control Products. Bill was an active and life member of VFW 4768, where he served as the Past Post Commander and District 9 Commander. He was the Post 6418 Past Post Commander; American Legion Post 73 Post Commander; a member of DAV Chapter 28; a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 37; and worked with the Honor Guard for 15 years where he was active in over a thousand military funerals. Bill was a member of Scary Freewill Baptist Church / Scott Depot Bible Church since June, 1981.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sonja; children, Terri Mullins (Joe), Carole Jean Jones (Michael), Deborah Sutphin (Roger), William Adkins Jr. (Monica Francis), Laurie Hudson (Scott), Amy Schwab (Bob) and Christopher Hood (Christine); 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Bill's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, with Rev. Robert Morris officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


William "Bill" C. Adkins

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Kevin and Mary King

March 23, 2018

Sonja and Family, Bill was such a kind and wonderful person... Bill is at peace and is no longer suffering. I am praying for you all during these most difficult days. I love you Sonja...Mary

Joyce Mullins

March 22, 2018

Bill was my daughter in laws Dad. We had one thing in common and that is that we shared grandsons. I knew him before and got to know him better as the years went on. He was there after our grandson (Craig Steven Mullins) was killed in a car accident. Bill was an exceptional man and he was gentle and kind. I love his family and I am so saddened to hear of his demise. I pray Sonja and the rest of the family can find peace in the fact that Bill is finally at peace and in no pain. God Bless you Bill and rest in peace.

Lou Weisberg

March 22, 2018

Memories of Bill's infectious smile, bright eyes, and sense of humor will continue to warm my heart. May the certain presence of God's peace comfort his devoted wife Sonja and the family during this time. WV Veterans' programs have benefitted greatly by this loving couple's commitment to service.

Bonita Mcclure

March 22, 2018

Bill will be missed... I got to know Bill & Sonja through the VFW Post at Alum Creek. Bill always had a smile to share, and a story to tell. Sonja we love you and are so very very sorry for your and the family’s loss!

Robert Schwab

March 22, 2018

I have answered the question "What is family" many ways. That is to be expected because I have many experiences of family. Bill Adkins was definitely a good experience of family.

He had honor. He was honest. He stood tall next to his beliefs and respected others for theirs (if they stood tall behind them at least).

He shook my hand the first time we met. He smiled at me the last time we talked. What else can I say? My feelings for him are strong familial love.

He passed away today. He is going to be missed. The world is lessened without him.

Rest in everlasting peace, Bill.

Beth Moore

March 22, 2018

My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences for Williams family and friends. Losing someone we love is truly heartbreaking. I want to take a moment and share something that has given me much personal comfort and hope. It is the scriptural promise at Daniel 12:2 "And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life." Losing a loved one in death is not the end, we have a beautiful hope just ahead. How we long to see them again and be reunited forever.

Carole Jones

March 21, 2018

So proud to be his daughter...he will be missed...