Willie Gladys (Buck) Adkins

January 3, 1917October 28, 2018
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Willie Gladys [Buck] Adkins, age 101, of Maineville (Hyde Park), Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday October 28, 2018. Willie was born January 3, 1917 in Jamestown, Tennessee. She was the last of the Buck siblings to pass, preceded in death by Ernest Buck, Bessie [Buck] Schooler, Willard Buck, Isaac Buck and Luella [Buck] Pyle. They were the children of Dollie [Sharp] Buck and David Buck in the Pall Mall community of the Tennessee mountain county of Fentress, Tennessee.

Willie is survived by; son Thomas H. Adkins; and daughter-in-law Marianne [Norman] Adkins; granddaughter Julie (Phillip) Wesley, granddaughter Rebecca (Kyle) Ashcraft, grandson Clayton Adkins, granddaughter Amy (Micah) Hittinger, great grandson Steven White, great granddaughter Carly Ashcraft, great grandson Grayden Hittinger, great grandson Cooper Adkins, great grandson Dexter Ashcraft, great granddaughter Fiona Hittinger and great granddaughter Kendall Adkins.

Willie was preceded in death by her husband Harry C. Adkins; daughter JoNelda Adkins, daughter Jane Lee [Adkins] Gilbert and son-in-law Gary Gilbert.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Adkins family.


  • Harry C Adkins, Husband
  • Jo Nelda Adkins, Daughter
  • Jane Lee Gilbert, Daughter
  • Gary Gilbert, Son-in-law
  • Thomas H Adkins, Son
  • Marianne Adkins, Daughter-in-law
  • Julie (Phillip) Wesley, Granddaughter
  • Rebecca (Kyle) Ashcraft, Granddaughter
  • Clayton Adkins, Grandson
  • Amy (Micah) Hittinger, Granddaughter
  • Steven White, Great Grandson
  • Carly Ashcraft, Great Granddaughter
  • Grayden Hittinger, Great Grandson
  • Cooper Adkins, Great Grandson
  • Dexter Ashcraft, Great Grandson
  • Fiona Hittinger, Great Granddaughter
  • Kendall Adkins, Great Granddaughter

  • Tom Adkins, Honorary
  • Clayton Adkins, Honorary
  • Micah Hittinger, Honorary
  • Phillip Wesley, Honorary
  • Greg Pyle, Honorary
  • Jim Pyle, Honorary
  • Kyle Ashcraft, Honorary

  • Rainbow Assembly for Girls


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018

Willie Gladys (Buck) Adkins

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Kathleen Hays

November 10, 2018

I am so heartbroken that I was unable to attend Aunt Willie's funeral. She was a great lady who was always kind to me. Her enthusiasm when she talked and her smile will always be remembered.

Tracy Grant

November 9, 2018

I sure love my Aunt Willie. She was full of love, laughter, and stories. I will always remember receiving a birthday card from her each and every year, with her fancy writing and XOXO afterward. She never forgot! I sure do miss each of the Buck siblings. They, together and individually, created a heritage that holds us together to this day. I love our family and will miss my dear Aunt Willie.
I am attaching a picture of Willie with my sweet mother, taken, I believe, in the summer of 2016.

Laura Balside

November 9, 2018

Willie lived two doors down from me on Hyde Park Place from 1984 until I moved 2015. She was the best neighbor who became like a family member. My daughter grew up under the watchful eyes of Willie. I missed her and frequently went back to visit her bringing little treats she loved like White Castles or sweets from Busken Bakery. I returned to hear her updates on the neighborhood and the wonderful stories of her life. She was truly loved by everyone on the street. She was a grand lady for sure.

Evonne Herkert

November 8, 2018

Forever grateful to this wonderful woman for caring and loving my precious child. She has been and always will be treasured in our home and in our hearts!

Cynthia Koerner

October 30, 2018

I am Audrey France’s Mary sharps daughter, she is my mother‘s cousin my second cousin our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, we will truly miss her so much 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️


Young Willie at about 17 years old