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Darrell Gene Adkins

August 1, 1947 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 73)

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King – Darrell Gene Adkins, 73, of King, NC passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Mr. Adkins was born on August 1, 1947, in East Lynn, WV, to the late Anthony Jennings and Lucille Tabor Adkins.  He was a US Army, Vietnam War Veteran, and retired from Vulcan Material.  He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church and American Legion Post 109 and the 40/8 Honor Guard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Jennings Adkins, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of fifty years, Shelia Pyles Adkins; daughter, Cynthia Adkins Tuttle (Brian); a son: Darrell Anthony Charles Adkins (Donna); sisters: Brenda Adkins, and Linda Walters; a brother, Dennis Adkins; grandchildren: Joshua Adkins, Jacob Adkins, and Jeremiah Adkins; along with special friends, Roger, and Donna Gwyn, Corky Newsom, and Gary Morrison.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the ICU/NEURO unit of Forsyth Medical Center for the thoughtful care and compassion they gave Mr. Adkins.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at King Memorial Park with Rev. Fred Barton officiating.  Mr. Adkins will lie in state on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM at Slate Funeral Home. We kindly ask that social distancing is observed, and face mask are worn during all services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Donor Services P.O. Box 98018 Washington, DC 20090.

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Lie instate
January 6, 2021

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Graveside Service
January 7, 2021

11:00 AM
King Memorial Park
Old 52
King, NC 27021

Please note
We kindly ask that social distancing is observed and face mask are worn.
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