James L. Adkins, 75, of New Boston, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home with his family by his bedside. Born on December 7, 1941, in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Orville and Edna Sexton Adkins and was a professional mechanic.
Jim was a 1961 graduate of Glenwood High School and was a member of Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church.
Also preceding him in death was a beloved daughter, Madeanna Stout, a brother, Orville Adkins, Jr. and a sister, Mary Louise Schwable.
Surviving Jim are his wife, Patricia Magee Adkins, a son, James D. (Becky) Adkins of Apple Grove, WV; a daughter, Melissa Prise of New Boston; a son-in-law, Randy Stout of North Moreland; five grandchildren, Tricia Stout, Stacey (Brad) Davis, Kevin Prise, J.W. Adkins and Blake Adkins; and a great granddaughter, Jayden Davis.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Pastor Ron Blevins and Pastor Jim Benner officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.