William G. "Billy" Adkins, 78, of South Charleston, formerly of Alum Creek, passed away July 21, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West.
Billy retired from Royal Oldsmobile after 31 years of service. He was a charter member of the Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Alum Creek, a church he helped build and also served as a Trustee and a Sunday school teacher. In his later years, he attended Bible Center Church. Billy was an Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis Roberts Adkins; his parents, W.E. "Bill" and Grace Adkins; brother, Bobby Adkins; sister, Judy Gammon; and a stillborn son, Jeffery Gordon Adkins.
Billy is survived by his sons, Michael D. Adkins and his wife, Teresa, of St. Albans and Gregory W. Adkins and his fiancee, Susan Shoemaker, of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Kristin, Brooke, Hannah and Adam Adkins and Ashley Harless; brother, Bert Keys and his wife, Wanda, of St. Albans; brother-in-law, Jerry Gammon of Dunbar; sister-in-law, Donna Adkins of Florida; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastors Frank Chapman and Chad Cowan officiating. Entombment will follow in Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Keller Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.