George Harvey Adkins, 93, of Kingwood, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at home with loving family by his side.
He was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Hamlin, a son of the late Harry Lucian and Rose Alfa (Stowers) Adkins.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a well tender for Columbia Gas for 32 years. George grew up farming, was a league bowler in his younger years, loved working in his garden and sharing his crops. He was an avid turkey hunter.
He is survived by his sons, Barry Adkins and wife, Connie, of Kingwood, and Larry Adkins and wife Mary, of Charleston; six grandchildren: Brandon Adkins, Shana Nine, Erin McClanahan, Misty Vaughan and Michael Adkins; step-grandchildren: William Greaser and Tammy Thiel; one foster granddaughter: Faith Mitchell; eleven great-grandchildren: Tyler, Trenton and Taylor Adkins, Delaney Nine, Austin , Ashley and Morgan McClanahan, Kenny Ramella, Cody Daniels, Aubrey and Kate Akins; three step-great-grandchildren: Steven, Christopher and Justin Thiel; one great-great-grandson: Mikel Ramella; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Sara Gladys (Dollen) Adkins in 2017; grandson, Matthew Adkins; and foster daughter, Shannon Stafford. He was the last survivor of twelve siblings.
Family will receive friends at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Service will be held at the Kingwood Southern Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, with Chaplain Sonny McnNear officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kingwood Southern Baptist Church, 18508 Veterans Memorial Highway, Kingwood, WV 26537.