Franklin Adkins, Sr., 86

Together Again

CHESTER — Franklin Adkins, Sr., 86, of Chester, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

Born in Fez, W. Va. on Aug. 8, 1931, he was a son of the late Elmer and Eva (Toppings) Adkins.

Frank was retired from Crucible Steel.

Surviving are his grandson, Seth Floyd of Virginia; two sisters, Teddy Lou Patrick and Jerri Ann Huffman of West Va.; sister in law, Jean Burns of Ariz.; and multiple nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Adkins; a daughter, Brenda Adkins; a son, Franklin Adkins Jr.; two brothers, Bobby and Golza Adkins; and three sisters, Mary Rose Floyd, Billie May Kaboska and Phyllis Jean Taylor.

Visitation will be held today, Thursday, Oct. 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, W.Va., where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Interment will be held at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell, W.Va.