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Bounds Funeral Home

705 E Main ST, Salisbury, MD

OBITUARY

Donnie "Ace" Lee Adkins

August 15, 1943June 21, 2020
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Donald Lee "Donnie" "Ace" Adkins, 76, of Mardela Springs passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. Born August 15, 1943, he was the son of the late Billie Max Adkins and Kathryn Wilson Adkins. Donnie was a graduate of the class of 1961 Mardela High School. For 17 years he sold insurance line products with Peoples Life Insurance Agency, Home Beneficial and his uncle’s State Farm Agency, Levin E. Adkins agent, located in Salisbury, MD. Afterwards he spent many years working various positions at J.V. Wells Lumber Company, located in Sharptown, MD. His last occupation was working at Melvin Joseph Construction Company, located in Georgetown, DE. In his younger years, Donnie had an enthusiasm for drag racing, and made many lasting friendships. After his drag racing days, he and his son Ace Lee joined other family members and friends for many years to pit crew the racing of cousin Jimmy Lee Goslee. Donnie enjoyed the camaraderie of working together as a team and seeing results as Jimmy Lee earned several local championships in dirt late model racing. After Jimmy Lee’s retirement from racing, Donnie also enjoyed helping J.V. Wells, Jr. and Phil Wells in their stock car racing days. He was a member of the Adkins Historical and Museum Complex and Snethen United Methodist Church located in Mardela Springs. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn A. Adkins; two children, Ace Lee Adkins and his wife Cindy Lee and Sherry Beverley and her husband Bill; seven grandchildren, Jonathan and Lauren Balas, Hannah and Abigail Adkins, Tyler, Will and Emma Beverley; many cousins, and extended family. A Celebration of Donnie’s Life in compliance with the CDC regulations will be held Sunday at 2pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury. A walk through visitation will be held from 1pm- 2pm. Inurnment will follow the service in Barren Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Donnie to Adkins Historical and Museum Complex, PO Box 160, Mardela Springs, MD 21837 or Snethen United Methodist Church, C/O Jan Frey, 4203 Delmar Rd., Delmar, DE 19940. Visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com to share stories and memories with the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Carolyn A. Adkins, Wife
  • Ace Lee Adkins & Cindy Lee, Son
  • Sherry Beverley & Bill, Daughter
  • Jonathan & Lauren Balas, Grandchildren
  • Hannah & Abigail Adkins, Grandchildren
  • Tyler, Will & Emma Beverley, Grandchildren
  • Billie Max Adkins, Father (deceased)
  • Kathryn Wilson Adkins, Mother (deceased)
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  • DONATIONS

  • Adkins Historical & Museum Complex
  • Snethen United Methodist Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Walkthrough Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

Memories

Donnie "Ace" Lee Adkins

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bruce stokes

June 28, 2020

I won't be able to attend Donnie's funeral but will be thinking of Carolyn and the rest of his family. Ace was always a fine fun-loving fellow ready to go out of his way to help folks with any needs. I always enjoyed being around him and will certainly miss him and his fine stories of local people and events.

Sherry Beverley

June 26, 2020

Driving to BWI today to pick up my family reminded me of the time Dad, my two boys and I drove from Maryland to Massachusetts and back. I drove most of the way up there. Dad and I were both apprehensive about driving through/around New York City. We ended up making out ok other than being a nervous wreck. On the way home we decided to go a different route to avoid the city. I know we were both happy when we were back on the Eastern Shore. Dad, I miss you. Sure would of been nice to have you riding shot gun with be today.

Ace Adkins

June 25, 2020

Ace Adkins

June 25, 2020

Tammy Karnes

June 25, 2020

I will always remember Mr Adkins (Donnie) as a very kind , thoughtful , a funny man . He always greeted me and my family with hugs and a good joke . He will always be remembered with love ❤️. May God bless his family and help them through this difficult time .

hannah Adkins

June 24, 2020

Hannah Adkins

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Biography

Born August 15, 1943, he was the son of the late Billie Max Adkins and Kathryn Wilson Adkins. Donnie was a graduate of the class of 1961 Mardela High School.
For 17 years he sold insurance line products with Peoples Life Insurance Agency, Home Beneficial and his uncle’s State Farm Agency, Levin E. Adkins agent, located in Salisbury, MD. Afterwards he spent many years working various positions at J.V. Wells Lumber Company, located in Sharptown, MD. His last occupation was working at Melvin Joseph Construction Company, located in Georgetown, DE. In his younger years, Donnie had an enthusiasm for drag racing, and made many lasting friendships. After his drag racing days, he and his son Ace Lee joined other family members and friends for many years to pit crew the racing of cousin Jimmy Lee Goslee. Donnie enjoyed the camaraderie of working together as a team and seeing results as Jimmy Lee earned several local championships in dirt late model racing. After Jimmy Lee’s retirement from racing, Donnie also enjoyed helping J.V. Wells, Jr. and Phil Wells in their stock car racing days. He was a member of the Adkins Historical and Museum Complex and Snethen United Methodist Church located in Mardela Springs.