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John Adkins

January 20, 1928 - May 29, 2010
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82, was born to Cade and Nettie (Appling) Adkins on Jan. 20, 1928, in Forreston and passed away June , 2010. John, affectionately called "Bunny", attended school in Forreston and joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16. He served in post-World War II Europe for two years. After leaving the Merchant Marines, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he was a corporal and was honorably discharged after three years of service. After his Air Force service, Bunny worked for the Chance Vought company as a logistics engineer for 43 years. He was a pilot, passionate about flying, and owned several small airplanes during his lifetime. Bunny was a...
82, was born to Cade and Nettie (Appling) Adkins on Jan. 20, 1928, in Forreston and passed away June , 2010.

John, affectionately called "Bunny", attended school in Forreston and joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16. He served in post-World War II Europe for two years. After leaving the Merchant Marines, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he was a corporal and was honorably discharged after three years of service. After his Air Force service, Bunny worked for the Chance Vought company as a logistics engineer for 43 years. He was a pilot, passionate about flying, and owned several small airplanes during his lifetime. Bunny was a fervent supporter of NASA and the Space Shuttle program. He was known for wearing a distinctive Stetson and custom fitted boots and gave a pet nickname to everyone he knew.

John was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Phyllis Roe (Alan); three sisters, Elizabeth, Mary Alice and Carolyn; two brothers, CD and Charles; numerous cousins; great-nieces; and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Bean-Massey-Burge Chapel, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie. A visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 7, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzhiemer's Association.

"A Father and daughter have a bond that goes on forever." Barbara Bliss (Ovilla, TX)

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