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Charles L. Adkins

March 11, 1945 ~ April 23, 2018 (age 73)

Charles L. Adkins, 73, Bidwell, Ohio passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at his home. He was born March 11, 1945 at Vinton, Ohio, to the late William Raymond and Mary Poynter Adkins.  Charles married Mildred Adkins June 23, 1976 in Columbus, Ohio, who also preceded him in death October 20, 2007.

Charles retired from General Motors following thirty years employment. He served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.  He was a member of Gallipolis VFW Post #4464; Gallipolis Am Vets #23; Gallipolis D.A.V. #23; Vinton American Legion Post #161; life and a founding member of Springfield Volunteer Fire Department; life member of Vinton Volunteer Fire Department and a former chaplain and member Gallia County Sheriff’s Department. He attended several churches throughout Gallia County, Ohio.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are two step-daughters, Marcy Gregory, Vinton, Ohio and Ramey (Bruce) Dray, Gallipolis, Ohio; three step-sons: Sonny (Donna) Adkins, Vinton, Ohio; Randy (Debbie) Adkins and Richard (Tonya) Adkins, both of Bidwell, Ohio; nine step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren and ten step great-great-grandchildren; brothers Paul (Martha) Adkins, Bidwell, Ohio; Fred Adkins, Columbus, Ohio and sister-in-law, Ellen Adkins, Dandridge, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents and wife, Charles is preceded in death by sisters Donna Jean Higginbotham and Cloda Dray; brothers: Raymond, Billy and Ronnie Adkins; step-grandson, Shawn Gregory and son-in-law, Rod Gregory. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel, with Pastor Clyde Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow in Morgan Center Cemetery. Full Military Rites will be conducted by the Gallipolis V.F.W. Post #4464 and Firefighter Honors conducted by members of GCFFA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday 5:00–8:00 PM.  The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adkins Family. 

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