Elmer M. "Bill" Adkins, age 75, of Bean Station, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Indian Path Medical Center. He was a member of Adriel Baptist Church and the owner and operator of Adkins Gulf in Bean Station. He was a retired machine shop instructor from TN Technology Center at Morristown. He also served in the United States Army and United States Air Force as an Airman and Jet Engine Specialist. He has touched many lives of family and friends and will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Adkins; son, Johnny Adkins; parents, J C and Mabel Adkins; and brothers, Dale, Guy, and Dewayne Adkins.
He is survived by his son, Larry Adkins; daughters, Linda and Karen Adkins; grandchildren, Christy Adkins, Ashley (T J) McKinney, Austin (Megan) Adkins, Zachary Adkins; great-grandchildren, Devon and Kaelyn McKinney; brother, Terry (Wanda) Adkins; sister, Dona (Michael) Newman; and special friend, Helen Stubblefield.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Collins officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home on Friday morning at 12:45 p.m. to go in procession to Hamblen Memory Gardens for the graveside service. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening prior to the services.
Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown, Tennessee.