Charlie “Chuck” Adkins
Charlie “Chuck” Adkins, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle from this life into the waiting arms of Jesus on April 14, 2013 at home with his family. Charlie was born in Wayne County, WV on July 13, 1929 and passed away at the age of 83 years and 9 months in Phoenix, AZ, where he had made his home for the past 33 years. He worked for Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, MI and after moving to Phoenix, was co-owner of PBS Brakes and ASC Machine Shop. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he received an Honorable Discharge. Charlie was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 40 years, where he attained the level of 32nd Degree. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larkin and Lula Belle Perry Adkins, four brothers, John, Ernest, Albert, and Cecil (Curly) Adkins, and one sister, Edna Blankenship. His wife Shirley to whom he had been married for 63 years and a daughter Vonna Kay Lyall. He is survived by his son James (Jim) Adkins and a daughter Crystle Adkins who both reside in Phoenix, AZ. Also, a brother Herbert (Red) and Lois (Tootsie) Adkins of Wayne, WV, granddaughter Sandy Simms Antone, grandson Shane Bethel, twin great-grand daughters Ryleigh and Lexi Antone, sister-in-law Joanne Riley and two very special friends Nicholas and Cruz Savinon all ofPhoenix AZ. While Charlie was living in Michigan, he became one ofthe founding fathers of Faith Baptist Church in Dearborn Heights and at the time ofhis passing, he had been a member for over 30 years at Palm Craft Baptist Church in Phoenix. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends because Charlie had one of the biggest, kindness hearts who loved his wife, children, and family more than anything. He will never be forgotten and will be forever missed. His Memorial Service was held at Palm Craft Baptist Church on Friday April 26th at 3:00 PM. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in his name may do so by mailing it to: Palm Craft Baptist Church 15825 North 35th Ave. Phoenix,AZ 85053 Sincere thanks to Hospice ofthe Valley of Phoenix for the care they provided to our mother and father.
The following submitted by his daughter Crystle
You were the best friend and we were proud and privileged to call you DAD. You touched the lives of everyone you met in such a positive way and for that reason you will live in our hearts forever. Our hearts ached and our tears flowed, but we now know that you’re free of pain and can breathe well again and that you are with Mom and Vonna. Until we see you again – We Love You Dad.
Lovingly written and submitted by his niece Lois Adkins Plybon, R.I.P. Chuck – Love Dave