Louis Lee Adkins, age 95, departed this life on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 19, from 2 until 3 p.m. at Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island. The service will be at 3 p.m. at Lake Center Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest in the Baxter Springs, Kan., Cemetery.
Louis was born October 27, 1921, in Midland, Ark. He was the son of the late Jessie and Meda Turner Adkins. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Corp. He worked for Kipps-Roberts Machine Shop in Miami, Okla., and then for KMT of Baxter Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Adkins, and his second wife of 10 years, Juanita Adkins. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Jerry, and John Adkins, and sisters, Janie Adkins and Billie Clinton.
Louis is survived by son, Craig (Mary) Adkins; daughter, Shari (Mike) Salyer; step son, Roger (Tish) Henson; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was a faithful member and deacon of the Baxter Springs Baptist Church, while he lived in Baxter, and the Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeffrey and Brian Adkins; great-grandson, Jacob Truex; Terry Truex, Aaron Shaw, and Michael Salyer. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of his Hand and Foot Canasta Card Group and his Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lake Center Baptist Church.
The family would like to say a special "Thank You" to Home-Stay Assisted Care, Lake Center Baptist Church, his Sunday School class, and his Hand and Foot Canasta Card playing friends.
Published on March 17, 2017