1961 - 2020|
Steven E. Adkins, 59 of Proctorville, OH passed away at his residence on April 1, 2020. He was a loving husband and father of three daughters. He was preceded in death by his mother Pauline Adkins and Aunt Lois Mason. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Barbara Holley Adkins, his father Clarence Bubby Adkins, three daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea (Josh) Davis, Jacqueline (Zack) Carpenter, Emily (Bruce) Ferguson and a surrogate son Briar and wife Megan Ferris, all of Proctorville, OH. He has five grandchildren Ian, Mia, Jocelyn, Madilyn, Mackenzie, and surrogate grandson Brycen; Brother Mike (Robyn) Adkins, brother Rick Adkins, sister Pam (John) Turley, sister Julie (Steve) Neal and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; Two dear friends, Jorge Garcia and Edward (Red Dog) Barker. Steve served in the Army’s Company B 92nd Engineer Battalion. After his time in the military, Steve worked in the heavy construction trades and then went to work for Steel of WV where he retired in 2013. When Steve was not working, he was enjoying life and making many friends along the way. Anyone that Steve met, he was sure to make their life a little better. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Steve was known for his good sense of humor, his joy for life, and his kind and compassionate spirit. It was these qualities that endeared him to all. We will miss his presence and he will forever be loved. The Adkins Family would like to extend their gratitude to all the oncology nurses and staff at SMMC and to the Hospice of Huntington for their extraordinary care and support. The family extends a special thanks to Hall Funeral Home and Crematory for their gratitude and accommodations. Private family services will be held at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, OH. Condolences may be expressed to the family at ehallfuneralhome.com.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my passing has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seems all to brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, He set me free.