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George Franklin Adkins

George Franklin Adkins was born August 13, 1942 in Paducah Ky. and he entered Heaven on Saturday September 14, 2013 at 4:45 P.M. surrounded by his loving family and friends.

George retired from James Marine after working 40 years in the Paducah River Harbor as a tugboat pilot. He was of the Christian  Faith . He served in the U. S. Army in the Germany conflict. He loved fishing, camping and riding his motor scooter. Most of all he enjoyed being a wonderful husband, daddy,  and PaPa and uncle. He was a very avid watcher of the old western classic movies. George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilma Miller Adkins. One daughter, Jana Adkins Crabtree ( Chuck ), two grandchildren Beth Ann Crabtree and Will Crabtree all of Hopkinsville, KY. One brother, Wilburn (Duck ) Adkins(Judy) of Paducah. Five sister-in-laws Gracie Howle (Terry), Janice Puckett (Jerry ) Betty Patterson all of Paducah. Ruth Ann Thomason( David ) of Calvert City, KY., Barbara Southern( Darrel) of St. Mary's GA. two brother in -laws, William( Bill) Miller (Linda) and Bob Ed Miller of Paducah. And a Special friend Danny Brown.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George H.  Adkins and Gladys Scott Adkins. One brother, Noah W. Adkins two sisters, Ann Funderburk and Loretta Boren, father-in-law William(Dub) Miller mother-in-law Edna Hall Miller, and sister in law Glenda K. Ritchie.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Hatcher officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. A private family burial will be at a later date. Family request memorials be given to the Oak Grove Cemetery- Charles Cooper  P.O. Box 137 Ledbetter, KY.42058

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 Janna and Wilma, I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. 

Karmelin Evans Sep 18 2013 12:00 AM

 Sorry to hear about your loss.....George was a great man. I not only worked around George at James Marine but lived next to him for 5 years..... He loved that scooter and was always a pleasure to be around. Thanks and praying for you guys ..... Thanks Scott Seitz 

Scott Seitz Sep 18 2013 12:00 AM

 To the Adkins and Crabtree family: We take this time to share your moments of sorrow. To Wilma,Jana, Beth and Will. We don't say good bye to him. For not only was he a great friend, You all was our family. We will always remember the great times we had, yelling back and forth, crossing the street, to be greeted with a popsickle May God bless you and keep you. 

Mary Arnold, and Georgia Dobson Sep 17 2013 12:00 AM

 Wilma & Jana, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart felt sympathy and prayers to you and your family, George was a sweet heart! 

Renonda Keeling Orenduff Sep 16 2013 12:00 AM

 so truly sorry for the loss of a very great man.he will be truly missed by his family and friends.aunt wilma and jana ,love yall 

karen adkins gantley Sep 16 2013 12:00 AM

 Jana the family is in our thoughts & prayers he's a good man & will be greatly missed 

dell guill Sep 16 2013 12:00 AM


Janice Puckett Sep 15 2013 12:00 AM

 You were more than an Uncle to me, I love you so much. Aunt Wilma and you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Heaven has gained a mighty angel,I know I will see you again. Love Ashley Ritchie Rankin 

ASHLEY RANKIN Sep 15 2013 12:00 AM