Obituary of Willard Clyde Adkins, 1993:
Willard Clyde Adkins Sr., 76, of 126 Midway Drive, Oliver Springs, died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Donna Goins Adkins; a brother, John Adkins; and two sisters, Myrtle Blythe and Carrie Blankenship. He was born April 19, 1917, in Williamsburg, Ky.
Mr. Adkins was a coal miner and had worked in the mines before retirement for 43 years. He was a member of the UMWA Local 1569 of Middlesboro, Ky. Mr. Adkins was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and gospel music and was known for helping others at any time.
He had lived in Oliver Springs for 33 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Henderson Adkins; six children, John C. Adkins of Williamsburg, Ky.; Willard C. Adkins Jr. and wife, Charlene of Coalfield; James E. Adkins and wife Rose Mary of Delaware; Bill H. Adkins and wife Carol of Oak Ridge; Harold D. Adkins and wife Sandra of Clinton; George R. Adkins and wife Linda of Oliver Springs; a foster son, Gentry D. Hunt and wife Ruby of Oliver Springs; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with the Rev. Garvin Walls and the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating. Burial was Saturday at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
Clinton Courier News, 26/27 Sept 1993
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]