William H. “Okie” Adkins, 94 of Huntington, WV passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Emogene Dolin Hospice House. Graveside services with Military rites will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Woodmere Memorial Park with Pastor Lennie Romans officiating. Burial will follow. He was born December 1, 1925 in West Hamlin, WV the son of the late Hubert and Ida Smith Adkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy F. Adkins, three brothers, Ralph, Bethel, Darrell, Lawrence and Earl and sister, Clarine Brewer. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and was a longtime member of VFW Post 1064. He retired with 38 years of service as an engineer with CSX. After retirement he enjoyed volunteering at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Drenda Lee “GeGe” and Jerry Eagle of Huntington and a son, William H. “Billy” Adkins, Jr. of Huntington; two grandchildren, Allyson (Jeremy) Gooderham and Heather Eagle; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Jordan and Cameron; two sisters, Nina Hazlett of West Hamlin, WV and Ouida Sansom of Barboursville, WV; brothers, Emmitt Adkins of Maryland; Don Adkins of West Hamlin; Hubert Adkins, Jr. of Alcoa, TN and Larry Adkins of West Hamlin; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Grayson’s Assisted Living and Hospice of Huntington for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Online memories and condolences may be sent to www.beardmortuary.com.
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