Robert Adkins

Full Name: Robert G. Adkins, Jr.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1948
Date of Death: August 5, 2020
Visitation:

Service Information:
August 8, 2020 - 2:00 pm - Sunshine Free Will Baptist Church

Robert Garfield Adkins, Jr., 71, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Born October 24, 1948, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. son of Robert G. Adkins, Sr. and the late Mildred Adkins. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Susan Adkins, his children, Robert G. Adkins, III and wife Brittaney Bailey, Tina Marquis and husband Ben Marquis, 7 grandchildren; Lily Adkins, Ryan Marquis, Dakota McGhee, Liam Marquis, Nathan Marquis, Robert G. Adkins IV (Qade), and Stella Marquis, his two sisters, Karen Skeens and Sharon Fowler, brother-in-laws, Rick Kirk and Bob Fowler, sister-in-law, Sally Kirk, numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Sunshine Free Will Baptist Church, 2111 James River Rd, Huntington W.Va. 25701. Those attending are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state mandates of social distancing and wearing a mask. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sunshine Free Will Baptist Church.  

From: Susan Killeen ConnerAug 7 2020 7:17PM
Susan and Family, I am very sorry for your loss, also a loss to the VHS Class of 66, especially our home room.  Bobby was one of the kindest, dearest people I ever knew.  My memories of him are ALL GOOD.  Never heard him say a bad word about anyone, nor anyone say a bad word about him.    Very special.  Enjoyed sitting with you at VHS 50th reunion.  I’m the one who spilled my entire legal beverage; my husband caught it; Jimmy Boggs said it was a waste of good  liquid refreshment.  Be gentle with yourself and receptive to all healing energy coming to you.  Susan Killeen Conner
From: Patrick oxleyAug 7 2020 9:02PM
Suzy and family,
One of earliest memories was attending your wedding 47 years ago. I remember watching a beautiful woman in a white dress walk out of a church and throwing rice at her and my father’s best friend, Bobby. That is always how my father always referred to him. He would always say, “My best friend, Bobby.”  He did this throughout his life, like he wanted me to know how special Bobby was to him.

So many great memories growing up with the two of you. Going out on a boat on the Ohio river, playing ping pong in your garage. Me being in the car when my dad drag raced his Volkswagen against Bob in his Volkswagen (pretty slow race, LOL). Both were smiling at each other, side by side, as the cars got faster toward the next red light on 5th ave.

Suzy, I could lament on 1000 stories about the both of you that mean so much to me. Unfortunately, my sister, Angie, called me this morning and told me of Bob’s passing. I believe people do not realize how they impact people in their life. I want you to know how much you and Bobby mean to me. My thoughts are with all of you, and I wish I could be there during this time. God bless all of you.

From: Patrick OxleyAug 8 2020 8:34PM
City: New orleans
State: LA
Message: Suzy and family,
One of earliest memories was attending your wedding 47 years ago. I remember watching a beautiful woman in a white dress walk out of a church and throwing rice at her and my father’s best friend, Bobby. That is always how my father always referred to him. He would always say, “My best friend, Bobby.”  He did this throughout his life, like he wanted me to know how special Bobby was to him.

So many great memories growing up with the two of you. Going out on a boat on the Ohio river, playing ping pong in your garage. Me being in the car when my dad drag raced his Volkswagen against Bob in his Volkswagen (pretty slow race, LOL). Both were smiling at each other, side by side, as the cars got faster toward the next red light on 5th ave.

Suzy, I could lament on 1000 stories about the both of you that mean so much to me. Unfortunately, my sister, Angie, called me this morning and told me of Bob’s passing. I believe people do not realize how they impact people in their life. I want you to know how much you and Bobby mean to me. My thoughts are with all of you, and I wish I could be there during this time. God bless all of you.

Patrick Oxley


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