James Everett Adkins

November 3, 1919October 24, 2012

James Everett Adkins, 92, of Winston-Salem passed away on October 24, 2012. He was born in Rockingham County to John E. and Linnie Witty Adkins.

Mr. Adkins retired from Western Electric after 25 years of valuable service.

He was a soldier in the US Army; a WWII veteran who served in the Battle of the Bulge under the direction of General Patton. Mr. Adkins had many fine qualities and hobbies. He had a high aptitude for fixing things-a quality he enjoyed sharing with others. He was a wonderful storyteller, a gifted clockmaker, and a true patriot. A devoted father and grandfather, he adored people, especially his family, and spent the last years of his life helping to care for his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his humility, love of conversation, unrelenting spirit, ability to recall facts about almost anything, stories of a bygone era, and love for and service to his country.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Adkins.

He is survived by a sister, Willa Wilson; daughters, Winifred Tucker and Kathy Davis; and grandchildren, Everett Davis and Mary Katherine Davis.

A funeral service will be October 27, 2012, 11:00 am, at Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Chris Smith officiating. Memorials can be made to the American Federation of the Blind, Attn: Resource Development, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121

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October 28, 2012

We are thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time. Best wishes always. - Betsy and Bill Adams

October 27, 2012

We are so very sorry for your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know he was a wonderful man from the way Everett and Mary Katherine spoke of him--not only respectfully but tenderly and lovingly. Love, Anne and Mike Ponzio and the guys

Marsha Hoffman

October 25, 2012

Winnie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially during this time of grief.
Love, Randy & Marsha

Patsy Beaver

October 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Mr. Adkins was such a wonderful and special man. I really am blessed and fortunate to have known him and all the family.

October 24, 2012