OBITUARY

Stephen Sewell Adkins

September 2, 1940May 14, 2020
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Mr. Stephen Sewell Adkins, age 79 of Griffin, GA, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Stephen was born in York, South Carolina on September 2, 1940 to the late Mr. James and Mrs. Pauline Adkins. As a high school graduate, he was enlisted into the United States Navy and became a well-decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. During his enlistment, Stephen earned the honor of receiving National Defense Service, Good Conduct, Navy Achievement, Presidential Unit Citation, Armed Forces Expeditionary, and Vietnam Campaign Medals. Following his service in the U.S. Military, Stephen developed a passion for leather craftsmanship; for which he was well-known for over 40 years. Additionally, he was a Boy Scout Master and active in the Methodist Church for many years. Stephen was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Charlee P. Adkins. He is survived by three sons, Steve, Jeff, and Billy Adkins; grandsons, Adam, Jacob, and Julien Adkins; and one great-grandson, Luke Adkins.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation being held at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home – Fairview Chapel, 376 Fairview Road Stockbridge, GA 30281, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:00AM. Due to the COVID-19 regulations, the graveside funeral service being held at Fairview Memorial Gardens, 164 Fairview Road Stockbridge, GA 30281, will be streamed LIVE for family and friends immediately following the visitation at 1:00PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 via https://www.facebook.com/HAWFairview/. We request family and friends to send messages, photos or videos to www.mem.com/09184267.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Memories

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susie mckenzie

May 18, 2020

Steve, I know you are in Jesus's arms now, no more pain , but here on earth you will be missed by many. I for one will miss our years of leather crafting . You have taught me many things and I still have so much to learn. I thank you for so many years together. Forever in my heart. Susie

Billy Adkins

May 18, 2020

Stephen S Adkins is my father. My father was a Great Dad , Great teacher. Pop lived with my son Julien & I. So we always told everyone that we had 3 Handsome Bachelors under 1-roof. LoL 😇. Pop was awesome with Julien. Daddy was really Awesome. My father loved working with Leather. He would hand make items from scratch. His nickname was the Belt Man at all the Arts & Crafts shows. We had a lot of Memories from his Love of Leather work. I wouldn’t trade any Memories good or bad.
Pop go get Momma and walk with God . I miss you dearly Pop. Thank you for being my Father . I Love You Daddy.
Love Billy 🇺🇸

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Biography

Mr. Stephen Sewell Adkins, age 79 of Griffin, GA, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 14, 2020.


Stephen was born in York, South Carolina on September 2, 1940 to the late Mr. James and Mrs. Pauline Adkins. As a high school graduate, he was enlisted into the United States Navy and became a well-decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. During his enlistment, Stephen earned the honor of receiving National Defense Service, Good Conduct, Navy Achievement, Presidential Unit Citation, Armed Forces Expeditionary, and Vietnam Campaign Medals. Following his service in the U.S. Military, Stephen developed a passion for leather craftsmanship; for which he was well-known for over 40 years. Additionally, he was a Boy Scout Master and active in the Methodist Church for many years. Stephen was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Charlee P. Adkins. He is survived by three sons, Steve, Jeff, and Billy Adkins; grandsons, Adam, Jacob, and Julien Adkins; and one great-grandson, Luke Adkins.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation being held at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home – Fairview Chapel, 376 Fairview Road Stockbridge, GA 30281, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:00AM. Due to the COVID-19 regulations, the graveside funeral service being held at Fairview Memorial Gardens, 164 Fairview Road Stockbridge, GA 30281, will be streamed LIVE for family and friends immediately following the visitation at 1:00PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 via https://www.facebook.com/HAWFairview/.

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